Mars Rover Stuck

Artist's rendering of Mars rover.  Image Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech.

Artist's rendering of Mars rover. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech.

Spirit, one of the two Mars rovers, is stuck in loose dirt.  A team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is working with a model of the rover here on earth trying to diagnose a solution.  Team members are worried that Spirit could work itself further into the dirt, further complicating its extrication.  Designed for a primary mission of 3 months, Spirit & its twin Opportunity have been collecting data from Mars since 2004.

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2 Comments on “Mars Rover Stuck”

  1. Joe Hula Says:

    try to lift just one wheel at a time slightly to allow some of the loose dirt to fall back into the hole then continue with all the wheels if it is capable of that it works on earth in off road trucks stuck in the sand they just use a high lift jack

  2. lucy Says:

    im working on a project on rover can anybody help me with ideas?

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