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2005-Sep-10, 04:55 PM
SUMMARY: NASA engineers confirmed today that the Spirit rover has successfully unfolded itself and "stood up" from its contracted travel position on the surface of Mars. The latest image taken by the rover shows its front wheels locked into the proper position. The lander's airbag is still partially blocking the main exit ramp, so engineers are considering whether to continue trying to pull the airbag in, or use another ramp to roll off the lander. The second rover, Opportunity, is expected to arrive on Mars on January 24, 2004.

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