Mars Rover Phones Home — Briefly

NASA's Mars rover contacts Earth Friday in a brief transmission. NASA officials did not detail the contents of the message, but call it a positive sign. Spirit had not sent back any useful data for two days, and numerous attempts to contact the rover had failed. Scientists are still trying to determine the nature of the malfunction. Hear NPR's David Kestenbaum.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.