The Most Heart-Wrenching Explanation Of The Mars Spirit Rover's Life Yet

Addy and I are both weeping dusty red-colored tears in honor of the Spirit Rover's new permanent surroundings after reading this xkcd chronicle of his poor little life. [xkcd] » 1/29/10 7:40am 1/29/10 7:40am

Nasa Admits Mars Spirit Rover Won't Be Moving Again

After getting bogged down in sand, and damaging its two right wheels, all is not looking good for the Mars Spirit Rover. Nasa's admitted it will be stuck in its rut for all eternity, with little hope of moving it. » 1/27/10 5:25am 1/27/10 5:25am

Mars Spirit Rover Suffers Another Setback With Second Wheel Thought…

NASA's Spirit Rover just isn't having much luck, between sand storms and broken wheels, with a second wheel presumed broken and the threat of an icy-cold winter freezing the Spirit "to death" if it doesn't move on soon. » 12/09/09 4:54am 12/09/09 4:54am

Spirit Rover Ready to Take...Those Sunken Wheels...

...And learn to roll again, roll again so free. Sure, Spirit is stuck in sand and senile, but that doesn't mean he's down and out. NASA is ready to free Spirit from the sand and put him back to work. » 11/14/09 5:00pm 11/14/09 5:00pm

The NASA Spirit Rover Lives!

Nerds cheered and wept with happiness as NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Spirit responded to ground control commands today via the Mars Odyssey orbiter. Earlier this week, NASA feared that the rover would fall victim » 11/14/08 1:15pm 11/14/08 1:15pm to the same problem that . The dust storm is still a problem, but Spirit has managed to gather enough…

NASA Releases Dirty Photos of Spirit Rover Solar Panels

Hey Pig Pen. Yeah, you, the Mars Spirit Rover with the red Martian dust all over your solar panels. We're filing a post on a bathtub later today, so why don't you take the hint and use one? What's that? You're millions of miles away and potable water may or may not be somewhere on the planet you're currently… » 4/27/08 4:00pm 4/27/08 4:00pm