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Ten Years on Mars for NASA Rovers Spirit and Opportunity!

Ten Years on Mars for NASA Rovers Spirit and Opportunity!

Ten years ago this month, NASA Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity landed on Mars for 90 day missions. Much to the surprise of everyone, Spirit’s mission lasted nearly seven years, and Opportunity is still operational and making scientific discoveries to this day!

NASA’s Ares 1-X Rocket Test Launch – Video

Watch this awesome video of NASA’s Ares 1-X rocket doing a test launch from Kennedy Space Center, Florida on October 28th, 2009.

Spirit Rover Snaps Pictures of Her Undercarriage

Spirit Rover Snaps Pictures of Her Undercarriage

Having been embedded in a rut of floury sand for several weeks now, NASA’s Mars Rover has successfully used its microscopic imager to shoot a collage of her underbelly.

Spirit Rover Update – Stuck Mars Rover

Spirit Rover Update – Stuck Mars Rover

NASA is currently planning on imaging the underbody of the immobile rover to see just how badly Spirit is trapped in the sand.

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter will Map the Moon’s Surface for Manned Missions

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS, will collect data about the moon in support of future manned missions.

Spirit Rover Update – Still Stuck, But NASA is Working on it.

Spirit Rover Update – Still Stuck, But NASA is Working on it.

Stuck Spirit Mars Rover receives good news about her middle wheel. Diagnostics indicate it may not be jammed after all. Opportunity snaps a picture of herself.

Mars Rover Stuck in Deep Sand, says NASA

Mars Rover Stuck in Deep Sand, says NASA

Earlier this month, Spirit, one of NASA’s Mars rovers, became stuck in deep sand. NASA engineers are working to find the best method of freeing the aging rover.

NASA Astronauts Start Repairs on Hubble Space Telescope

NASA Astronauts Start Repairs on Hubble Space Telescope

Crew from Atlantis carefully docked to the Hubble Space Telescope via the space shuttle’s robotic arm on Wednesday. A series of spacewalks are planned to repair and renew the aging telescope.

NASA’s Lunar Exploration Robot Prototype – Scarab the Moon Drilling Rover

NASA’s Lunar Exploration Robot Prototype – Scarab the Moon Drilling Rover

NASA’s Moon rover, Scarab, will drill and test the Moon’s surface

NASA Ares UAV to fly around Mars and Stream Video

NASA Ares UAV to fly around Mars and Stream Video

NASA’s ARES is a Martian UAV designed to fly at one mile above the surface of Mars. ARES has a 6.5 Meter wingspan and will provide very high resolution images of the Martian surface. Once flying above Mars, ARES will stream video in real time and take atmospheric samples to check for the presence of biological gases on Mars.