AP is reporting:

“PASADENA, Calif. (AP) – NASA received data from the Spirit rover Friday morning for the first time in two days, easing scientists’ anxiety that the Mars mission had come to a calamitous halt.

The six-wheeled rover communicated for 10 minutes at about 4:30 a.m. and transmitted ‘limited data’ for 20 minutes about an hour later, officials said in statements early Friday.

‘The spacecraft sent limited data in a proper response to a ground command, and we’re planning for commanding further communication sessions later today,’ said Pete Theisinger, rover project manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Engineers are eager to pore over data from Spirit to assess the health of the spacecraft, pinpoint any problems and allow NASA to begin working on a potential fix or fixes.”

By the way; Other news form Mars; Apparently, they’re finding ice and water vapor on Mars. It appears possible then that the planet at one time did support life.