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“Spirit”

Jan 24, 2014 12:53 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Ten years ago to the day, the second of two NASA Mars rovers touched down on the Red Planet to begin an odyssey of science and discovery that is still surpassing all expectations.
Jan 17, 2014 05:31 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
After a decade of exploring the Martian surface, the scientists overseeing veteran rover Opportunity thought they’d seen it all. That was until a rock mysteriously “appeared” a few feet in front of the six wheeled rover a few days ago. … Continue reading →
Jan 6, 2014 11:09 AM ET // Amy Shira Teitel
It's been ten years since NASA's Spirit rover landed on Mars' Gusev Crater -- this is the first panorama it snapped. Continue reading →
Sep 11, 2012 02:08 PM ET // Amy Shira Teitel
New York City's Honeybee Robotics found a way to send a lasting tribute for the victims of the September 11 attacks to Mars.
Jul 30, 2010 03:28 PM ET // Irene Klotz
One of NASA's six-year-old Mars rovers missed its winter wake-up call, prompting concerns that it may never recover from the frigid cold.
Nov 20, 2009 04:30 PM ET // Irene Klotz
NASA's stuck Mars rover Spirit took the tiniest of steps to free itself from a sand trap that brought it to a standstill six months ago. After spinning its wheels for the equivalent of 8.2 feet, the rover moved about 0.5 inches forward, 0.3 inches to the left and 0.2 inches down, NASA reports, thou...
Jan 27, 2010 12:58 AM ET // Irene Klotz
 NASA is giving up trying to get its stuck Mars rover moving again, though it hopes Spirit will have a new life as a stationary science probe -- if it survives winter. The rover, which landed on Mars six years ago, has been mired in a sand pit since May. It, along with an identical [...]