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NASA will hold news briefings at 11 am and noon EDT Wednesday, Sept 9, to release and discuss the first images from the newly refurbished Hubble Space Telescope.
Take one space shuttle, seven highly trained astronauts, tons of equipment, and one legendary orbiting telescope and you have the 5.3 million-mile odyssey that was the final servicing mission for NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
EDWARDS, Calif., May 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Space shuttle Atlantis and its crew landed at 8:39 a.m. PDT Sunday at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., completing the final servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope.
Space shuttle Atlantis astronauts will have to remain in orbit longer than expected due to bad weather.
The fifth and final U.S.
The fifth and final planned Hubble Space Telescope spacewalk began Monday with U.S. astronauts John Grunsfeld and Drew Feustel replacing Hubble's batteries. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration astronauts, who began their spacewalk at 8:20 a.m.
The STS-125 crew completed the fifth and final spacewalk on the Hubble Space Telescope Monday at 3:22 p.m. EDT. Mission specialists John Grunsfeld and Drew Feustel began the spacewalk at 8:20 a.m.
Spacewalkers during the fourth walk of the last Hubble servicing mission experienced troubles trying to dislodge a balky bolt interfering with repairs on Sunday.
John Grunsfeld is an American physicist and a former NASA astronaut. He was born John Mace Grunsfeld in October of 1958 in Chicago, Illinois. He remained in Illinois throughout his childhood and graduated from Highland Park High School in 1976. Upon his graduation, he attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physics in 1980. He then furthered his education at the University of Chicago, where he earned a Master of Science in physics in...
Discovery launched from Kennedy Space Center on February 3, 1995 at 12:22 AM EST and landed at Kennedy on February 11 at 6:50 AM EST. The shuttle orbited 129 times at an altitude of 213 nautical miles at an inclination of 51.6 degrees and travelled 3 million miles. The mission lasted 8 days, 6 hours, 28 minutes, and 15 seconds. The first shuttle flight of 1995 included several historical achievements: The second flight of Russian cosmonaut on shuttle, the first approach and fly-around by...
- A volcanic mudflow.