Latest Michael Massimino Stories

2009-05-17 07:55:00

Spacewalkers during the fourth walk of the last Hubble servicing mission experienced troubles trying to dislodge a balky bolt interfering with repairs on Sunday.Atlantis astronaut Michael Massimino used brute force to remove a bolt that was attaching a hand rail to the outside of a scientific instrument that was needing to be fixed.  The rail needed to be removed or at least bent out of the way in order to complete the task.  This just added to other smaller problems that put the...

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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