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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...

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2009-04-18 08:30:00

NASA rolled the space shuttle Endeavour out to a launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center on Friday, preparing it for a rescue mission the agency hopes it never has to undertake.Endeavour is being prepared alongside its sister ship, Atlantis, which is set to lift off May 12 on a final mission to refurbish the Hubble Space Telescope.  Atlantis is on a separate launch pad less than 2 miles away. NASA wants an Endeavour rescue team at the ready in case they are needed to fly home the...

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2009-04-13 14:10:00

Hubble's new batteries were integrated onto the Super Light-weight Interchangeable Carrier (SLIC) in the Payload Hazardous Systems Facility (PHSF) at the Kennedy Space Center, FL on Friday, April 10. With this final piece of mission flight hardware now in place, all 22,500 pounds of Hubble hardware is ready to be loaded into the payload Canister for its ride to launch Pad 39A, where it will loaded back into the Space Shuttle Atlantis on April 18. The Hubble Space Telescope Program also...

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2009-04-10 12:10:00

The shuttle Endeavour was moved into position Friday for attachment to its fuel tank and solid rocket boosters, NASA officials said. Endeavour is being readiedat the Kennedy Space Center in Florida for a mid-June launch to the International Space Station to deliver final components for the new Japanese Kibo science laboratory, Florida Today reported. The shuttle also would be ready, if necessary, to assist if the shuttle Atlantis were damaged next month during a mission to service the Hubble...

2009-04-06 13:14:00

HOUSTON, April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) 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...

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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...

2009-04-03 15:08:27

U.S. astronauts finished ground-training Friday in preparation for the long-awaited overhaul of the Hubble Space Telescope, NASA officials said. The crew of the shuttle Atlantis Friday reviewed how to remove a data-processing unit from a payload carrier to be launched into space May 12 on the fifth mission to service the telescope, NASA said in a release. The unit is to replace one that stopped working last September. The space shuttle Atlantis's liquid oxygen tanks were replenished Friday on...

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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2009-03-31 14:25:00

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. 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 3:54 a.m., traveling less than 1 mph during the 3.4-mile journey. The shuttle was secured on the launch pad at 11:17 a.m....


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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...

Andrew Feustel
2012-09-17 09:28:01

Andrew Feustel is a NASA astronaut and an American Geophysicist. He was born Andrew J. (Drew) Feustel on August 25, 1965 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but grew up in Lake Orion, Michigan. He graduated from Lake Orion High School and subsequently received an Associate’s degree from Oakland Community College. During this time, he worked at International Autoworks as an auto mechanic. He then transferred to Purdue University, where joined the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and served as a...

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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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