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2009-09-09 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Astronomers declared NASA's Hubble Space Telescope a fully rejuvenated observatory with the release Wednesday of observations from four of its six operating science instruments. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, D-Md., unveiled the images at NASA Headquarters in Washington. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Topping the list of new views are colorful, multi-wavelength pictures of far-flung galaxies, a densely packed star...

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2009-09-09 10:10:00

Astronomers declared NASA's Hubble Space Telescope a fully rejuvenated observatory with the release Wednesday of observations from four of its six operating science instruments. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, D-Md., unveiled the images at NASA Headquarters in Washington. Topping the list of new views are colorful, multi-wavelength pictures of far-flung galaxies, a densely packed star cluster, an eerie "pillar of creation," and a "butterfly" nebula. Hubble's suite of new instruments allows it to...

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2009-09-04 13:21:57

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and space shuttle astronauts will participate in live education webcasts on Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. EDT and Sept. 10 at 1 p.m. On Sept. 8, students will hear insights from Bolden, young agency professionals, and STS-128 mission astronauts Jose M. Hernandez and John D. Olivas about the challenges and successes of their exciting NASA careers. On Sept. 10, Bolden will join astronauts from the STS-125 Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission to discuss the flight and...

2009-09-04 10:05:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and space shuttle astronauts will participate in live education webcasts on Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. EDT and Sept. 10 at 1 p.m. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) On Sept. 8, students will hear insights from Bolden, young agency professionals, and STS-128 mission astronauts Jose M. Hernandez and John D. Olivas about the challenges and successes of their exciting NASA careers. On...

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2009-09-04 06:50:00

NASA will hold news briefings at 11 a.m. and noon EDT Wednesday, Sept. 9, to release and discuss the first images from the newly refurbished Hubble Space Telescope. NASA Television and the agency's Web site will provide live coverage of the briefings from NASA Headquarters in Washington. Space shuttle Atlantis' STS-125 mission upgraded the telescope in May with state-of-the-art science instruments, leaving it more powerful than ever and extending its life into the next decade. Charlie Bolden,...

2009-07-24 14:21:00

BALTIMORE, July 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has taken the sharpest visible-light picture yet of atmospheric debris from an object that collided with Jupiter on July 19. NASA scientists decided to interrupt the recently refurbished observatory's checkout and calibration to take the image of a new, expanding spot on the giant planet on July 23. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Discovered by Australian amateur astronomer Anthony...

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2009-07-22 07:02:34

During Servicing Mission 4, astronauts replaced many key parts "” batteries and gyroscopes, for example "” that affect the spacecraft component of the Hubble Space Telescope. Testing and calibration for the spacecraft itself is now complete, and that aspect of Hubble is in excellent shape. * Hubble is now functioning with three of its six new gyroscopes. As planned, the other three have been turned off to keep in reserve. * Hubble's new batteries are performing as expected, with...

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2009-06-24 15:10:00

On June 22, at 12:21 PM EDT, the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (COS) aboard Hubble temporarily suspended operations when an optical mechanism movement failed to reach its intended destination. The HST team quickly identified the root cause which required a minor update to the COS flight software. COS was successfully brought out of suspend mode on June 23. None of this week's scheduled COS activities have been lost. On June 23, at 12:20 PM EDT, the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) aboard...

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2009-06-03 13:39:21

In the Twitter world it is said, "In space, no one can hear you tweet." Astronaut Mike Massimino dismissed this notion a few weeks ago on his 13-day trip aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis when he sent the first tweet from space. Massimino is known as Astro_Mike to more than 360,000 people who followed his STS-125 space flight on twitter.com. The crew of STS-125 paid a final visit to the Hubble Space Telescope to enhance the observatory's capabilities and extend its life. During the mission,...

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2009-06-03 07:20:00

Space shuttle Atlantis landed at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida atop a modified 747 jet known as the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. On May 24, Atlantis landed at Edwards Air Force Base in California completing mission STS-125, a 13-day journey of approximately 5.3 million miles in space. With the STS-125 mission completed, the shuttle team is shifting its attention to the next flight, space shuttle Endeavour's STS-127 mission to the International Space Station. Endeavour is in place at...


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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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