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Jan 09 2015

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Opportunity reaches the summit of Cape Tribulation

Why? Because it was there.

The six wheeled Opportunity rover has reached the summit of Cape Tribulation nearly 11 years after her daunting air-bag assisted and bouncing ball touchdown on 24 January 2004 on Mars, and rolling to a stop after falling inside Eagle crater. It amounted to a 250 million mile hole in hole!

“The drive that put us on the summit was executed on Sol 3894 [Jan. 6, 2015],” said Squyres.

Top of Cape Tribulation

Location, location, location! The view is 1380 meters above the Endeavor crater floor.

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