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Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Spirit Cruises to New Target, 'White Boat' Opportunity Uncovers Mystery Spheres

Posted by A.J.S. Rayl on 2004/02/10 11:00 CST

Both Mars rovers -- Spirit and Opportunity -- are roving on the Red Planet and doing exactly what they were programmed to do as robot field geologists, explore their surrounding areas.

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Mars Exploration Rovers Update: A Restored Spirit Studies Adirondack, 'Talks' to Mars Express

Posted by A.J.S. Rayl on 2004/02/08 11:00 CST

A fully restored Spirit got back to work late last week on Gusev Crater, using her rock abrasion tool for the first time to brush, then grind into Adirondack. And before her first day back was done, the rover returned more surprises to the science team in the flow of research data she sent home, and reestablished the "international, interplanetary communication network" by exchanging communiqus with the European Space Agency's orbiter, Mars Express.

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Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Spirit Suffers Minor Set-Back

Posted by A.J.S. Rayl on 2004/02/05 11:00 CST

It's been another week unlike any other week on Mars.

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Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Both Spirit and Opportunity Get to Work on Mars

Posted by Amir Alexander on 2004/02/03 11:00 CST

Both Mars Exploration Rovers -- Spirit and Opportunity -- are getting to work studying the Martian landscapes in which they landed.

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Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Opportunity Finds Martian 'Paydirt,' Rolls Onto Surface Spirit Makes A Comeback

Posted by A.J.S. Rayl on 2004/01/31 11:00 CST

Both Mars Exploration Rovers -- Spirit and Opportunity -- are down in the Martian dirt and getting to work.

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Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Opportunity Rolls onto Surface of Meridiani Planum, Mars and Confirms Presence of Hematite

Posted by A.J.S. Rayl on 2004/01/31 11:00 CST

Opportunity rolled off her lander and onto the dark red Martian soil at Meridiani Planum early Saturday morning, at about 1:50 a.m., Pacific Standard Time, just one week after the robot field geologist arrived on the Red Planet.

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Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Spirit Sends First Image Home Since Computer Glitch Shut Her Down Last Week

Posted by A.J.S. Rayl on 2004/01/29 11:00 CST

The first Mars Exploration Rover, Spirit took -- and successfully returned -- her first image since problems.

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Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Spirit Continues Progress in 'Rehab;' Opportunity Returns "Phenomenal" Images Challenger Crew Remembered

Posted by A.J.S. Rayl on 2004/01/28 11:00 CST

While the first Mars Exploration Rover, Spirit, continues to make progress in 'rehab,' members of the science teams are marveling at the images Opportunity is sending home.

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Mars Exploration Rovers Update: More On Mars

Posted by A.J.S. Rayl on 2004/01/25 11:00 CST

Opportunity landed in Meridian Planum on Mars last night at 9:05 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) -- and fours hours later sent its first postcards home!

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Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Spirit Lands on Red Planet, Returns First Images

Posted by A.J.S. Rayl on 2004/01/04 11:00 CST

Spirit -- NASA's first Mars Exploration Rover -- survived the 'six minutes of terror' entering and descending through the atmosphere to land safely -- and upright -- in Gusev Crater on the Red Planet. Just two hours after the confirmation signal of the landing, the first engineering data and images began streaming into the MER Mission Control at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), where Spirit and her twin, Opportunity were built.

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