Mars rovers’ mission extends with new goals, new funding Florida Today

The Mars rovers emerged from a communications blackout period and the low point of winter today with new funding and big plans for the journey ahead. Engineers hope to put Spirit atop Husband Hill so it can get a view all the way to the edge of vast Gusev Crater, in which it landed. On the other side of the planet, Opportunity will soon leave Endurance Crater, visiting its discarded heat shield along the way, and make a 3-mile journey to Victoria Crater.