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25-May-2011 Spirit: A Job Well Exceeded
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Last night, just after midnight, the last recovery command was sent to Spirit. It would be an understatement to say that this was a significant moment.

06-May-2010 Mars Image Takes Earth Photo Event to a New World
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When some Mars explorers learned of plans for a worldwide photography event combining shots taken from thousands of different locations on May 2, 2010, they figured, "Why just one world?"

03-May-2010 Retracing a Rover's Steps out of Victoria Crater
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This movie shows the wheel tracks left by the Opportunity rover as it climbed uphill out of Victoria crater.

30-April-2010 Mars Rover Sees Distant Crater Rims on Horizon
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has captured a new view of the rim of Endeavour crater.

24-February-2010 Spirit's Journey to the Center of Mars
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Mars rover Spirit has tenaciously swept, scraped, and squeezed secrets from the forbidding surface of Mars for 6 years. If Spirit can make it through to spring, the feisty robot will prove it's still in the game--by solving the mysteries of the Martian core.

22-February-2010 Roving to the Beat of Their Own Drum
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While the Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity do not carry a microphone, these audio excerpts represent the journeys the Mars rovers have made while driving across the plains, mountains and craters of Mars during the last six years.

17-February-2010 Last Chance to Enter Kids' Science Challenge!
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Design a Sport for Mars and Win a Trip to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
The Kids Science Challenge, with support from NASA's Imagine Mars Project, is asking students in grades 3 through 6 to consider what sports might be played by members of the first martian community.

11-February-2010 Opportunity at a Sweet Spot on Mars
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Guess who has a "sweet tooth?" The Opportunity rover on Mars, of course. The robotic geologist is poised and ready to "taste" a rock named "Chocolate Hills."

11-February-2010 Spirit Finishes Pre-Winter Drives
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit is now parked for the winter. The rover team is commanding Spirit this week to make additional preparations for the Mars southern hemisphere winter season.

01-February-2010 Opportunity Rover Rolls Past the 12-Mile Mark
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Opportunity has clicked over the 12-mile mark of driving on Mars. That's 19.31 kilometers, and more than 32 times farther than the success goal for the mission when the rover landed six years ago.

26-January-2010 Curriculum Vitae- Spirit, Mars Exploration Rover A
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Name: Spirit, Mars Exploration Rover A
Address: "Troy," 14.6 degrees South, 175.5 degrees East, Gusev Crater, Mars, 4th Rock from the Sun

20-January-2010 Spirit Switches to Backward Drives
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The rover team has begun driving Spirit backward as next technique for attempting to extricate the rover from the sand trap where it is embedded.

13-January-2010 Just a Few More Approaches to Try for Extrication
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The list of remaining maneuvers being considered for extricating Spirit is becoming shorter.

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