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2010-04-21 09:39:00

WASHINGTON, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the eve of the Hubble Space Telescope's 20th anniversary, NASA will offer live satellite interviews with two of the telescope's premier scientists: Ed Weiler, associate administrator of the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington, and former astronaut John Grunsfeld. Interviews are available from 6 to 9 a.m. EDT on Friday, April 23. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) To participate,...

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2009-09-04 06:50:00

NASA will hold news briefings at 11 a.m. and noon EDT Wednesday, Sept. 9, to release and discuss the first images from the newly refurbished Hubble Space Telescope. NASA Television and the agency's Web site will provide live coverage of the briefings from NASA Headquarters in Washington. Space shuttle Atlantis' STS-125 mission upgraded the telescope in May with state-of-the-art science instruments, leaving it more powerful than ever and extending its life into the next decade. Charlie Bolden,...

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2009-05-12 15:10:00

The Atlantis crew charged with servicing the Hubble Space Telescope one last time uncovered a 21-inch series of nicks on four or five thermal tiles, apparently caused by launch debris. The astronauts found the damage during a survey of the ship as it hurtles toward its Hubble rendezvous. NASA said the debris probably flew off the fuel tank nearly two minutes into the liftoff Monday.  NASA does not believe that the damage is serious, but said it will further analyze the nicks,...

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2009-05-06 16:15:47

The U.S. space agency says it will air live high definition TV coverage of the launch of space shuttle Atlantis on its mission to the Hubble Space Telescope. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said the high definition feed will be available beginning Friday at 12 p.m., EDT, with live images from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Launch coverage begins Monday at 8:30 a.m. EDT, with liftoff slated for 2:01 p.m. NASA TV streaming video, downlink and scheduling information...

2009-05-05 08:24:32

The U.S. space agency says it will join the Imax Corp. and Warner Bros. Pictures to film the upcoming Hubble Space Telescope mission in 3-D. The Imax cameras will be used to document what the National Aeronautics and Space Administration calls one of its most complex space shuttle operations -- the final servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope. The cameras will launch aboard space shuttle Atlantis, which is scheduled to lift off May 11, NASA said. "Astronauts will use the cameras to...

2009-05-04 17:29:00

WASHINGTON, May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA, the IMAX Corporation and Warner Bros. Pictures announced Monday that IMAX 3-D cameras will return to space to document one of NASA's most complex space shuttle operations -- the final servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The IMAX 3-D cameras will launch aboard space shuttle Atlantis, which is scheduled to lift off May 11. Astronauts will use the cameras to film...

2008-12-08 10:09:46

The U.S. space agency has set May 12 as the target launch date for space shuttle Atlantis' mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope. The final servicing mission to Hubble was delayed in September when a data-handling unit on the telescope failed. But the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said engineers have since created a spare unit. The 11-day flight will feature five spacewalks to extend Hubble's life by refurbishing and upgrading the telescope with state-of-the-art science...

2008-09-30 09:00:13

By Marcia Dunn Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA said Monday it is delaying its mission to the Hubble Space Telescope until next year because of a serious breakdown of the observatory in orbit. Space shuttle Atlantis had been scheduled to blast off in just two weeks, but an unexpected problem with the Hubble appeared on Saturday night when the telescope stopped sending science data. That potentially means a new repair issue for the astronauts to confront -- one that they...

2008-09-30 06:00:12

By Dan Vergano and Traci Watson A hardware failure means the planned October launch of a space shuttle to fix NASA's Hubble Space Telescope will be delayed until mid-February, the space agency said Monday. Failure of Hubble's "control unit/science data formatter," which records and transmits science data from the telescope to scientists, leaves the spacecraft mute, says NASA's Ed Weiler. Mission controllers will restart a backup control unit on Hubble, which has been off since 1990,...

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2008-09-29 15:55:00

NASA said on Monday that it is delaying its mission to the Hubble Space Telescope until next year because of a glitch that has caused the telescope to stop sending science data. This new and unexpected problem appeared Saturday night, spurring NASA officials to postpone the two-week planned Atlantis servicing mission. The mission had originally been targeted for launch on October 14. If delayed, NASA likely would press ahead with a November 16 launch of another shuttle mission to outfit the...


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