NASA Commands Rover to Roll Onto Mars ABCNews

NASA commanded its Spirit rover early Thursday to move off its lander and onto the surface of Mars for the first time since the six-wheeled robot bounced down on the Red Planet nearly two weeks ago. Mission controllers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory radioed the command to the unmanned robot shortly after 3 AM EST. NASA said it expected to hear whether the risky maneuver was a success about one to two hours later.