Are we there yet? Mars rover nears crater
June 10th, 2011
04:42 PM ET

Are we there yet? Mars rover nears crater

NASA's rover on Mars, Opportunity, is closing in on Endeavour crater. It has taken the rover nearly three years to travel 11 miles across the Martian terrain.

And you thought your grandpa drove slowly.

Opportunity will enter the crater at a spot named Spirit Point in honor of the rover's late partner. Spirit fell silent in March 2010, and its mission was terminated after one final attempt to communicate with it last month.

Both rovers completed their prime, three-month missions on Mars in April 2004, NASA said, but kept going (and going and going) with years of bonus work.

FULL STORY at CNN's This Just In

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