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Early in the mission, scientists plotted a traverse course that would take Spirit up "Husband Hill." The route was chosen so that the rover's solar panels would face the Sun and the antenna would point toward Earth.
reaching the summit
After a long climb, Spirit reached the summit of "Husband Hill" and captured never-before-seen views of the Gusev Crater.
first woman driver
Researcher Ashley Stroupe uses an oversize sand box to practice guiding the rovers on the Martian terrain. The earthbound "driver" must develop step-by-step instructions, then run the commands and hope for the best.