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NASA astronaut John Grunsfeld, who participated in three spaceflights to service the Hubble Space Telescope, is leaving the agency to become the deputy director of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut John Grunsfeld, who participated in three spaceflights to service the Hubble Space Telescope, is leaving the agency to become the deputy director of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore.
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.
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.
CANOGA PARK, Calif., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne (PWR) once again is helping to push the boundaries of how far humanity can see into the depths of space.
By Phil Long, The Miami Herald Jun. 14--CAPE CANAVERAL -- The space shuttle Discovery touched down safely Saturday ending a 14-day International Space Station construction job and clearing the way for a major mission to repair and augment the Hubble Space Telescope.
The Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Mission 4, scheduled for August 2008, aims to complete multiple upgrades and repairs, many of which are crucial for prolonging the telescopeâ€™s operational life. One of the missionâ€™s many objectives is the refurbishment of its outer thermal blankets.
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope entered a new era of science operations this week, when engineers shut down one of the three operational gyroscopes aboard the observatory. The two-gyro mode is expected to preserve the operating life of the third gyro and extend Hubble's science observations through mid-2008, an eight-month extension.
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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