Spirit Rover: Just a Few More Approaches to Try for Extrication
(PhysOrg.com) -- The list of remaining maneuvers being considered for extricating Spirit is becoming shorter.
High-tech vehicles pose trouble for some mechanics
(AP) -- A sign inside the Humming Motors auto repair shop says, "We do the worrying so you don't have to."
Spirit Rover: Right-Front Wheel Rotations
(PhysOrg.com) -- Spirit's right-front wheel, which had stopped operating in March 2006, revolved with apparently normal motion during the first three of four driving segments on Sol 2117 (Wednesday, Dec. 16) ...
Biking 2.0: MIT's big wheel in Copenhagen (w/ Video)
Yesterday, Dec. 15, at the Copenhagen Conference on Climate Change, MIT researchers debuted the Copenhagen Wheel -- a revolutionary new bicycle wheel that not only boosts power, but can keep track of friends, ...
Spirit Mars Rover: Unexpected Wheel-Test Results
(PhysOrg.com) -- Diagnostic tests were run on Spirit's right-rear wheel and right-front wheel on Sol 2013 (Dec. 12, 2009).
Scientist creates formula for perfect parking
(PhysOrg.com) -- Forget roasting a textbook turkey or perfect present-wrapping this month. The real test of Britons’ mettle will come as we try to park in tight spots on busy roads, with 35 million of us ...
Spirit Rover: Rear Wheel Trouble Continues
(PhysOrg.com) -- Results of diagnostic tests on Spirit's right-rear wheel on Sol 2109 (Dec. 8, 2009) continue to indicate a troubled wheel, which may leave the rover with only four operable wheels.
Further Tests Designed for Rover's Right-Rear Wheel
(PhysOrg.com) -- A series of diagnostic tests on Spirit's right-rear wheel on sols 2104 and 2105 (Dec. 3 and 4) investigated stalls that occurred on Sol 2099 (Nov. 28) and earlier. The rover team cannot draw ...
Rover Spirit: Another Stall of Right-Rear Wheel Ends Drive
(PhysOrg.com) -- Spirit's right-rear wheel stalled again on Sol 2099 (Nov. 28, 2009) during the first step of a two-step extrication maneuver.
Spirit Mars Rover: No Wheel Stall in Diagnostic Drive
(PhysOrg.com) -- On Sol 2095 (Tuesday, Nov. 24), Spirit performed a set of diagnostic actions related to a stall of the right-rear wheel on the previous drive, three days earlier.
Free Spirit: Third Extrication Drive Ends With Wheel Stall
(PhysOrg.com) -- Spirit experienced a wheel stall with the right-rear wheel during the second step of a two-step drive on Sol 2092 (Saturday, Nov. 21). This is not the same wheel that stalled on Sol 1899 (May ...
Second Planned Extrication Drive is Straight Ahead Again
(PhysOrg.com) -- Because the first extrication drive for Spirit, on Sol 2088 (Nov. 17), stopped as soon as it began due to an exceeded tilt limit, the plan for an extrication drive on Sol 2090 (Nov. 19) wil ...
Driver-less car in high-speed rally assault
Imagine driving at top speed on a steep, winding mountain pass in the Alps, or the Himalayas, or the Rocky Mountains.