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2009-05-11 14:35:00

More Than 100 ATK Tools Vital in the Repair of the Hubble Space Telescope MINNEAPOLIS, May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Techsystem's (NYSE: ATK) Reusable Solid Rocket Motors (RSRM) ignited and sent NASA's Space Shuttle Atlantis and its crew on their journey to repair and upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope. Those repairs will be aided by tools developed by ATK engineers in partnership with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. ATK's two solid rocket motors provided the main thrust at...

2009-05-11 14:02:00

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The space shuttle Atlantis lifted off Monday on a mission to the Hubble Space Telescope where astronauts are scheduled to install two instruments built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. and restore two previously installed Ball instruments to peak performance. The successful launch of NASA's STS-125 mission occurred at 2:01:56 p.m. EDT, on May 11, 2009. (Photo:...

2009-05-11 13:31:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Space shuttle Atlantis with its seven-member crew launched at 2:01 p.m. EDT Monday from NASA's Kennedy Space Center on the final Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Atlantis' 11-day mission will include five spacewalks to refurbish Hubble with state-of-the-art science instruments designed to improve the telescope's discovery capabilities by up to 70 times while...

2009-05-11 13:28:00

- Fine guidance sensor helps extend scientific and operational capability for Hubble space telescope CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 11, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- When the Space Shuttle Atlantis took to the sky today in its final servicing mission to the Hubble space telescope, Goodrich Corporation's (NYSE: GR) ISR Systems team in Danbury, Conn. played a key role; their fine guidance sensor is part of the payload that will add years of productive life to the venerable telescope. The Goodrich fine...

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...

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...

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...

2009-05-08 15:32:00

HAMPTON, Va., May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at NASA's Langley Research Center have an added stake in this month's space shuttle mission. Not only are they part of the impact assessment and aerothermodynamic heating teams, one group will be watching Atlantis' return to earth, literally. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Space shuttle Atlantis' STS-125 crew is scheduled to launch Monday afternoon, May 11, and return May 22. It's rocketing to the...

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...

2009-05-08 06:45:00

The famous Hubble telescope is about to get a visit from its terrestrial creators, as astronauts plan on Monday to blast off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, taking with them new scientific equipment and replacement parts for the 19-year old orbiting observatory. After some seven months of delays, the mission will be NASA's most comprehensive and daring tweaking of the telescope yet.  Hitherto, astronauts have never attempted to repair the Hubble's instrumentation while in orbit...

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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...

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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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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