With the Curiosity and Opportunity rovers making all the headlines these days, we can't forget the Spirit rover that provided a trove of scientific information and paved the way for Curiosity, before falling silent in March of 2010. Photo of sunset on Mars taken by NASA's Spirit rover in 2005. The promised warranty on the Spirit rover was 90 Martian days (or "sols"). It ended up lasting more than 2,200 sols and gave a window into Mars' early and wet history.
How to Get to Mars. animation that's a virtual field trip to Mars! I thought many of you would appreciate seeing it. So, gather the kids 'round the computer to see the presentation that is sure to spark conversation, if not a desire for a career in the space science industry. There is some narration near the middle and end of this virtual Trip to Mars click schooling
On May 19, 2005, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit captured this stunning view as the Sun sank below the rim of Gusev crater on Mars. This Panoramic Camera mosaic was taken around 6:07 in the evening of the rover's 489th Martian day, or sol.
Less than 30 minutes before midnight EST on January 3, 2004, NASA's Spirit rover, a robotic geologist, touched down on the surface of Mars. To mark the anniversar, we've put together a few trivia ques ...
View toward other hills (McCool and Ramon) of the Columbia Hills range, from the summit of "Husband Hill," taken by the Mars Spirit Rover on Martian mission days Sol 583 through 585 (Aug 24-26, 2005 on Earth).