July 18, 2011
Astronaut John M. Grunsfeld, STS-109 payload commander, floats near the giant Hubble Space Telescope (HST) temporarily hosted in the Space Shuttle Columbias cargo bay. Astronaut Richard M. Linnehan (lower right), mission specialist, works in tandem with Grunsfeld during this fifth and final scheduled space walk. Activities for EVA-5 centered around the Near-Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) to install a Cryogenic Cooler and its Cooling System Radiator. The space walk was completed at 10:06 a.m. CST (1606 GMT), March 8, 2002. The image was recorded with a digital still camera.
Topics: Technology Internet, STS-109, Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer, Hubble Space Telescope, Calnic C, Richard M. Linnehan, John M. Grunsfeld, Spaceflight, Astronaut