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2009-05-15 10:30:00

Space shuttle Atlantis crew members Michael Massimino and Michael Good ventured out for the mission'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."It is a beautiful day outside," Massimino said as they began the six-hour spacewalk. "Anybody home?"Good and Massimo began the second spacewalk of the STS-125 mission at 8:49 a.m. EDT. Their tasks for the day include replacing the orbiting observatory's...

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2009-05-14 15:56:19

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. EDT and ended their spacewalk at 4:12 p.m. In addition to other actions, they removed and replaced the telescope's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2. That, said NASA, will allow Hubble to capture a wider range of...

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2009-05-14 08:35:00

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.Grunsfeld and Feustel reported some early difficulty on Thursday with the A-latch bolt while trying to release the Wide Field Camera 2 from the Hubble telescope. Within the hour, astronauts reported that the latch bolt was finally all the way out and the WFPC 2 camera was free. Astronauts...

2009-05-14 08:09:55

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. EDT to remove and replace the telescope's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2. That, said NASA, will allow Hubble to capture a wider range of images from ultraviolet to near-infrared wavelengths. Also on Thursday's 6 1/2-hour spacewalk...

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2009-05-13 13:22:30

The U.S. Space Telescope Operations Control Center is busier than usual this week, providing continuous support for the STS-125 telescope servicing mission. Located at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., the center is responsible for the 24-hour monitoring of all Hubble Space Telescope systems. Officials said two teams of flight controllers will work closely with the mission control center in Houston as the crew of space shuttle...

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2009-05-13 12:55:00

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. Megan McArthur steered the shuttle's 50-foot robot arm to connect with the massive telescope in the first contact NASA has had with the telescope since 2002. "Houston, Hubble has arrived on board Atlantis," said Atlantis commander Scott Altman. The telescope will be lowered into a special cradle, called the Flight Support System, or...

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2009-05-12 09:35:00

Crewmembers of space shuttle Atlantis began inspection of the craft's heat shield as they made their way toward the Hubble Space Telescope during their first full day in orbit. After a successful launch from Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 1401 EDT Monday, members of the STS-125 crew began the inspection using the shuttle's robotic arm and a sensor that will determine if the craft's wings or nose took any damage while coming into orbit. NASA said the data from the heat shield survey would...

2009-05-11 14:02:00

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. and restore two previously installed Ball instruments to peak performance. The successful launch of NASA's STS-125 mission occurred at 2:01:56 p.m. EDT, on May 11, 2009. (Photo:...

2009-05-11 13:31:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Space shuttle Atlantis with its seven-member crew launched at 2:01 p.m. EDT Monday from NASA's Kennedy Space Center on the final Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Atlantis' 11-day mission will include five spacewalks to refurbish Hubble with state-of-the-art science instruments designed to improve the telescope's discovery capabilities by up to 70 times while...

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2009-05-11 13:24:14

Space shuttle Atlantis lifted off Monday from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, en route to provide the final servicing of the Hubble Space Telescope. Veteran astronaut Scott Altman commands the STS-125 mission, with retired Navy Capt. Gregory Johnson serving as pilot. The crew also includes veteran spacewalkers John Grunsfeld and Mike Massimino, and first-time space fliers Andrew Feustel, Michael Good and Megan McArthur. During the 11-day mission the National Aeronautics and Space...


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John Grunsfeld
2012-10-18 12:19:21

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...

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2012-05-12 09:24:19

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...

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