Rovers to get extra time on Mars BBC

The US space agency’s Mars Rovers will be given another seven months to explore the Red Planet, says NASA. Dr Firouz Naderi, director of Solar System exploration at Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, told BBC News Online that he had recommended the missions be extended. Although NASA headquarters has said the project will not get any new money, Dr Naderi – who manages the rover finances – says the money will be found from elsewhere within the organisation.