Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/12/31 03:13 CST
Deep Impact snatches science data from Earth-Moon flyby
Posted by A.J.S. Rayl on 2007/12/31 11:00 CST
The mission was only supposed to last three months, maybe six months if all went well, but the Mars Exploration Rovers surprised everyone. Demonstrating an uncanny kind of "robot right stuff," they roved far beyond what anyone dreamed and now, in a matter of days, Spirit and Opportunity will celebrate their 4th birthdays and rove into their fifth year of exploring the Red Planet.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/12/21 12:52 CST
NASA announces delay of Mars Scout launch until 2013
Posted by Marc Rayman on 2007/12/18 09:36 CST
After the remarkably successful initial checkout phase, Dawn is now in the interplanetary cruise phase.
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2007/12/14 05:35 CST
Dust from the sky has settled on both the rover deck and the surrounding landscape. The dust-covered solar cells will not be able to generate as much power as when they were clean. Unless a puff of wind dusts off the solar panels, Spirit may have difficulty surviving the approaching Martian winter.