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2009-05-20 11:00:00

Space shuttle Atlantis astronauts treated themselves to some much deserved rest and relaxation on Wednesday. The Atlantis mission has seen the completion of five long, tedious spacewalks conducted by four men working in teams to give the Hubble Space Telescope a boost in technology. Contributions to Hubble by the Atlantis crew include installation of a new camera, a new computer, replacement of batteries as well as the repair of two instruments not designed to be worked on in space. The...

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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 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...

2009-05-08 11:07:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prelaunch webcast, live blogs, podcast, pictures and videos will highlight NASA's Web coverage of space shuttle Atlantis' STS-125 mission to service and upgrade NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Atlantis is scheduled to lift off Monday, May 11, at 2:01 p.m. EDT from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA will provide online updates at: http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) A...

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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2009-04-06 15:40:14

NASA astronaut Mike Massimino is using Twitter to provide a unique, behind the scenes peek at the last weeks of his training for the fifth and final shuttle servicing mission to NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Massimino, whose Twitter username is Astro_Mike (@Astro_Mike), will fly aboard space shuttle Atlantis as a mission specialist and spacewalker during the STS-125 mission, targeted to launch May 12. Atlantis' 11-day flight will include five spacewalks to refurbish and upgrade Hubble with...

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...

2009-03-31 13:18:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After safely reaching its launch pad at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Atlantis now awaits liftoff for its target May 12 STS-125 mission to the Hubble Space Telescope. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Atlantis arrived at Launch Pad 39A at approximately 9:10 a.m. EDT Tuesday on top of a giant crawler-transporter. The crawler-transporter left Kennedy's Vehicle Assembly Building at...


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