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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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2009-05-11 13:25:00

NASA's space shuttle Atlantis launched on Monday with plans to make critical repairs to the Hubble space telescope. Shuttle Atlantis launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 1401 EDT, carrying seven crewmembers that will take part in the fifth and final flight to repair Hubble. NASA's space shuttle program is expected to come to an end in 2010. Crewmembers arrived at the launch pad on Sunday as NASA told reporters that the weather provided a 90 percent chance of a successful launch on...

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2009-05-10 17:45:00

Space Shuttle Atlantis sits waiting for the launch tomorrow that is set to begin the last service mission the Hubble Space Telescope will ever see. With the weather forecasters predicting near-perfect weather in Cape Canaveral, Florida, the launch of shuttle Atlantis is practically a go and is scheduled for 2:01 p.m. EDT from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. After each of NASA's four previous servicing missions for the telescope, which orbits 350 miles above Earth, broke new grounds...

2009-04-30 15:12:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA managers completed a review Thursday of space shuttle Atlantis' readiness for flight and selected an official launch date for the STS-125 mission to upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope. Commander Scott Altman and his six crewmates are scheduled to lift off at 2:01 p.m. EDT, May 11, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Atlantis' launch date was announced...

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2009-04-30 15:25:02

The U.S. space agency says it's completed a readiness review of space shuttle Atlantis and approved its launch to upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration officials said the launch for the STS-125 mission has been set for 2:01 p.m. EDT May 11 from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The readiness review included the assessment of risks associated with the mission and the determination that the shuttle's equipment, support systems and procedures...

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2009-04-30 15:20:00

NASA managers completed a review Thursday of space shuttle Atlantis' readiness for flight and selected an official launch date for the STS-125 mission to upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope. Commander Scott Altman and his six crewmates are scheduled to lift off at 2:01 p.m. EDT, May 11, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Atlantis' launch date was announced following Thursday's Flight Readiness Review. During the meeting, top NASA and contractor managers assessed the risks associated...

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2009-04-21 11:18:22

NASA will hold news briefings April 23 to update reporters about the space shuttle's fifth and final servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope. NASA Television and the agency's Web site will provide live coverage of the briefings from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston and NASA Headquarters in Washington. Shuttle Atlantis' 11-day flight, designated STS-125, is targeted for launch May 12 and will include five spacewalks to refurbish and upgrade the telescope with state-of-the-art...

2009-04-02 12:42:00

The seven astronauts who will be aboard space shuttle Atlantis when it launches May 12 were busy Thursday in Florida, preparing for their STS-125 mission. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said the astronauts were conducting equipment and procedure familiarization training in preparation for their mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope. Processing of Atlantis itself was being conducted at Launch Pad 39A, with technicians Wednesday testing all three of the shuttle's...

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2008-09-25 00:10:00

Seven astronauts climbed aboard their shuttle on Wednesday as they took part in a practice countdown for NASA's last shuttle mission to the Hubble Space Telescope.NASA is expected to delay the mission's start, originally scheduled for October 10, because of lost training time due to Hurricane Ike, and due to delays loading Hubble's new gear into space shuttle Atlantis."We're still working with the whole system to balance that," said commander Scott Altman. "In the end, I think we're going to...

2008-09-21 12:00:09

By Marcia Dunn Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- In an unprecedented step, a space shuttle was moved to the launch pad Friday for a trip NASA hopes it will never make -- a rescue mission. The shuttle Endeavour is on standby in case the seven astronauts who go up on Atlantis next month need a safer ride home. Atlantis and its crew are headed into space for one last repair job on the 18-year-old Hubble Space Telescope. It's a venture that was canceled when first proposed a few...


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2010-11-19 15:58:19

Scott Altman is a test pilot and NASA astronaut. He was born Scott Douglas Altman on August 15, 1959 in Lincoln, Illinois. He grew up in Pekin, Illimois and graduated from Pekin Community High School in 1977. He continued on to the University of Illinois, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering. He was commissioned in the United States Navy in August 1981 and received his Navy wings of gold in February 1983. Altman was deployed to the Western...

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