The first version of the ATHLETE vehicle is able to dock with special-purpose devices, including a launchable/releasable grappling hook, refueling stations, excavation implements. Development plans for future versions include the ability to move 100 times faster than the Mars Exploration Rovers and traverse almost any terrain, including vertical rock faces or sandy slopes at the angle of repose by using a launchable/releasable grappling hook. (from NASA website)

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