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Wheel trouble may doom stuck Mars rover

That clock is ticking; that's only six months away." A faulty wheel on the Mars rover Spirit is complicating efforts to free it from a sand trap where it has been stuck for the past eight months. NASA said Thursday it will continue to run tests to see if ...http://www.nbcnews.com/id/34369918/ns/technology_and_science-space/t/wheel-troub...

After seven years, NASA hangs up on Mars' silent Spirit rover

LOS ANGELES — NASA has sent its last plea to the silent rover Spirit, mired in a sand trap on the surface of Mars. Please phone home. With that, the space agency ended its efforts Wednesday to contact the workhorse robot geologist, which has been ...http://www.nbcnews.com/id/43158030/ns/technology_and_science-space/t/after-seven...

For stuck Mars rover, time is running out

Time is running out for NASA's stuck Mars rover Spirit as engineers prepare to make their final attempts to rescue the hard-luck robot from its Martian sand trap. Spirit spun its wheels extremely slowly Tuesday in yet another attempt to extricate itself ...http://www.nbcnews.com/id/34863836/ns/technology_and_science-space/t/stuck-mars-...

Mars rover will rove no more

Nine months after the Spirit rover sank into a Martian sand trap, NASA says the troubled traveler will have to remain stationary in order to survive the Red Planet's winter. Now the challenge is to improve Spirit's tilt so that it soaks up as much solar ...http://cosmiclog.nbcnews.com/_news/2010/01/26/4350182-mars-rover-will-rove-no-mo...

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NASA's Spirit rover stuck in sand on Mars - USATODAY.com

Updated April. 15, 2014

NASA's Spirit rover looks as if it's stuck for good in "a golfer's worst nightmare," an inescapable sand trap, mission managers said Tuesday.http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/tech/science/space/2010-01-27-rover27_ST_N.htm

Mars Rover to Roam No More -- It's Official, NASA Says

Updated April. 7, 2014

The Mars rover Spirit is putting down roots. After months of trying to wiggle the rover out of a sand trap on Mars, the NASA probe remains firmly entrenched in the ...http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/01/100126-mars-rover-spirit-nasa-st...

Spirit rover falls victim to Martian sand trap ...

Updated March. 24, 2014

The Mars rover Spirit has suffered through many hardships in its five years on the forbidding planet, outliving the scope of its original mission by more than 20 ...http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/post/spirit-rover-falls-victim-to-martia-...

NASA to try to free stuck Mars rover Spirit - Technology ...

Updated March. 22, 2014

NASA on Thursday outlined a rescue plan to try to free the rover Spirit, which has been bogged in a sand trap on the red planet for half a year. The risky operation ...http://www.nbcnews.com/id/33893000/ns/technology_and_science-space/t/nasa-try-fr...