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Mars rover captures off-Earth travel distance record

Mars rover captures off-Earth travel distance record

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) --NASA's other Mars rover, Opportunity, has injected itself back into the headlines, grabbing its own world record -- longest off-Earth driving distance.
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Opportunity rover still doing science after almost 10 years on Mars

Opportunity rover still doing science after almost 10 years on Mars

PASADENA, Calif., June 7 (UPI) -- NASA says its Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, nearing its 10th anniversary on the Red Planet, is on the move again to a new study area.
NASA says Mars rover Opportunity back on the job after standby time

NASA says Mars rover Opportunity back on the job after standby time

PASADENA, Calif., May 2 (UPI) -- NASA says the Opportunity rover on Mars is back under Earth control after having been in standby mode while Mars passed behind the sun, blocking communications.
Rover begins 10th year on Mars

Rover begins 10th year on Mars

PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- NASA says its rover Opportunity has begun its 10th year of "exploration and scientific discovery" on Mars by examining rocks on the rim of an ancient crater.
Mars rovers roll on after five years

Mars rovers roll on after five years

PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- The unmanned rovers Spirit and Opportunity are showing serious signs of wear after an astounding five years roaming Mars, U.S. space agency officials say.
NASA rover ready to leave Victoria Crater

NASA rover ready to leave Victoria Crater

PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency's rover Opportunity will soon be back on Mars' plains after nearly a year in a large Martian crater studying ancient rock layers.

NASA reports Mars rover malfunction

PASADENA, Calif., April 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says a motor in the robotic arm of its Mars rover Opportunity that began stalling more than two years ago has become more troublesome.

NASA extends operations for Mars Rovers

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency, for the fifth time, is extending the program for its Mars Exploration Rovers.

Opportunity moves down Victoria Crater

PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said its Mars rover, Opportunity, reached its first destination inside Victoria Crater this week.

Opportunity enters Mars' Victoria Crater

PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 12 (UPI) -- NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity entered Victoria Crater for the first time, reporting its information via the Mars Odyssey orbiter.

Mars rovers resume some functions

PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration says both of its Mars exploration rovers -- Spirit and Opportunity -- have resumed functions.

NASA concerned about Mars rovers

PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- National Aeronautics and Space Administration scientists said they are becoming increasingly concerned about the status of the Mars exploration rovers.

Storm delays Mars rover's crater descent

PASADENA, Calif., July 5 (UPI) -- A dust storm on Mars has cut solar power to NASA's rover Opportunity, delaying the U.S.-operated space vehicle from its scheduled decent into Victoria crater.

NASA rover nears Mars' Victoria crater

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- NASA's Mars rover Opportunity is closing in on what the U.S. space agency calls an overlooked and rich science trove -- a huge and geologically lush crater.
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