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Mission Specialists John Grunsfeld and Andrew Feustel completed the third spacewalk of Atlantisâ€™ mission to the Hubble Space Telescope in 6 hours and 36 minutes, stepping smoothly through the difficult tasks of repairing a delicate camera and installing its most sensitive spectrograph ever.
Space shuttle Atlantis crew members Michael Massimino and Michael Good ventured out for the missionâ€™s second of five spacewalks on Friday to continue making upgrades to the Hubble Telescope as the shuttle made its 60th orbit of the mission.
The first of five planned U.S. spacewalks to repair and update the Hubble Space Telescope was completed Thursday with the replacement of a key Hubble camera. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said astronauts John Grunsfeld and Drew Feustel stepped into space at 8:52 a.m.
Space shuttle Atlantis astronauts John Grunsfeld and Andrew Feustel have successfully installed a new camera to the Hubble Telescope during the first of five planned spacewalks of the STS-125 mission.
The first of five planned U.S. spacewalks to service the Hubble Space Telescope began Thursday with the replacement of a Hubble camera. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said astronauts John Grunsfeld and Drew Feustel stepped into space at 8:52 a.m.
Space shuttle Atlantis slowly crept up toward the Hubble telescope before finally grabbing the orbiter 350 miles above the Earth at 12:14 p.m. CST Wednesday.
Crewmembers of space shuttle Atlantis began inspection of the craftâ€™s heat shield as they made their way toward the Hubble Space Telescope during their first full day in orbit.
CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The space shuttle Atlantis lifted off Monday on a mission to the Hubble Space Telescope where astronauts are scheduled to install two instruments built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
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...