Spirit Ends Its Long Journey

Mary O’KEEFE After more than six years exploring Mars the rover Spirit mission has ended. Spirit landed on Mars on Jan. 3, 2004. The mission was to last 90 days. The little rover that could continued to surprise engineers as it faced one challenge after another including memory concerns and power issues. “The environment for […]

Spirit rover will roam no more

Wheel slippage during attempts to extricate NASA’s Mars rover Spirit from a patch of soft ground during the preceding two weeks had partially buried the wheels by the 1,899th Martian day, or sol, of the Spirit’s mission on Mars. Once the Martian rover Spirit makes it through the hard winter it more than likely will […]