18 February 2004 - Here's some
new images from the
Video of yesterday's briefing
Spirit Does a "Wheel Wiggle" - sol 45
Spirit drove 22.7 meters (74.5 feet), reaching the circular depression
dubbed "Laguna Hollow," and then wiggled its wheels to "scuff" the soil
for further analysis.
Peering into the Hole - sol 24
Opportunity continues peering
into the rover-made hole, using its science instruments to search for
clues about the history of Mars.
NASA TV Schedule
eats star; Shuttle flights could be delayed
ISS Expedition 9
media briefing Thursday at 2PM EST (1900 GMT) - watch live on NASA TV.
17 February 2004 - More news from
where Spirit is
Opportunity has dug a
News From Spirit and Opportunity
Spirit Sets New Record:
Spirit drove 21.6 meters (70.9 feet),
bringing the grand total to 108 meters (354 feet). That's about 6 meters
(19.7 feet) more than the Sojourner rover's 1997 record.
Opportunity Successfully Dug
Trench: The rover
will now use instruments on the arm to characterize the soil in the trench.
Next JPL briefing is Thursday at 10AM PST (1PM EST/1800 GMT).
Watch live on NASA TV.
Get the Mars Rover screensaver here!
06 February 2004 - The Spirit Rover is
back in action at Mars'
Sad news: The girl who was reported abducted this week in Florida was
today. NASA had been
working on enhancing video footage of the suspect, captured by a
05 February 2004 - Up on Mars, Opportunity is
making tracks as it tools around the surface of Mars.
Spirit's Memory Surgery Successful! The memory operation went well,
and Spirit is preparing to grind into the rock Adirondack.
Opportunity Passes Her Driver's Test! Opportunity completed a total
traverse of 3.54 meters (10.6 feet) and did a nice sashay in the middle.
Next JPL briefing
is Friday at 10AM PST (1PM EST/1800 GMT). Video of yesterday's Mars briefing
01 February 2004 -
Today is the
one-year anniversary of Shuttle Columbia's breakup over
Seven astronauts lost their lives returning from a 16-day science mission,
STS-107. NewsFromSpace was covering the landing
as it happened.
The hole was caused by a
foam insulation coming
external tank and striking the
during liftoff. The
currently in storage at Kennedy Space Center. This afternoon's
Superbowl halftime will feature a
tribute to the Columbia crew.
year since the
spaceflight continued with some major
help from our
international partners. New players entered the scene,
but successful robotic missions have made some question the need for human presence in space.
there are others with the
vision and courage it takes to
moving in the
right direction. The cause of the accident was a determined to be a hole in the leading
edge of the left wing, which allowed a blast of superheated air to
ripping the orbiter apart as it was doing March 22
across the American South. NASA's leader will dedicate a
at Arlington National Cemetery in honor of the Columbia fallen.
Memorial at Arlington
NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe will preside at the dedication of the
memorial at 3 p.m. EST on Monday, February 2, 2004.
NASA TV Schedule
In other news, the Mars Rover
is now making tracks across the Martian surface,
(which typically forms in the presence of water). Its twin, Spirit, will
be back in action very soon.