Martian Winter Threatens NASA Rover Information Week

NASA plans to attempt a series of tricky maneuvers to save the Spirit Mars Rover from the Red Planet’s oncoming winter. Spirit is stuck in the sand on Mars’ surface, and all of NASA’s attempts to free it by remote control have failed to date.
Now, the space agency says the best it can do is redirect the vehicle’s solar panels so it can generate enough electricity to make it through the winter and remain in contact with Earth.