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2009-05-06 06:30:00

May 30-31, 2009 at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA The Hubble Space Telescope was launched on a 15-year mission to explore the universe. Now, just past it's 19th birthday, it is getting a new lease on life.  Space Shuttle mission STS-125 (scheduled for launch on May 11) is slated to replace and repair science instruments, computers, batteries, gyroscopes and blankets.  This, the last Hubble servicing mission, should allow Hubble to operate as a fully operational enhanced...

2009-05-05 06:01:00

BOULDER, Colo., May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The historic mission to service NASA's Hubble Space Telescope this month will include installation of two instruments built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Astronauts flying aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis expect to leave the Hubble at the apex of its scientific capabilities following their 11-day mission. The historic mission to service NASA's Hubble Space Telescope this month will include installation of two instruments built by Ball...

2009-05-04 17:29:00

WASHINGTON, May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA, the IMAX Corporation and Warner Bros. Pictures announced Monday that IMAX 3-D cameras will return to space to document one of NASA's most complex space shuttle operations -- the final servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The IMAX 3-D cameras will launch aboard space shuttle Atlantis, which is scheduled to lift off May 11. Astronauts will use the cameras to film...

2009-05-04 12:56:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- A team led by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is providing support to the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in the planning, training and implementation of Servicing Mission 4 (SM-4) to the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), scheduled for launch on May 11. "We have found that working on the Hubble Space Telescope is more than just a job -- it is a passion. And we are enormously excited to be going back again to Hubble one final time and providing it a new lease...

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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2009-04-24 06:30:00

NASA managers have scheduled a news conference on Thursday, April 30 to discuss the status of the next space shuttle launch. The briefing, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, is set to begin no earlier than 6 p.m. EDT. It will start after the conclusion of the Flight Readiness Review, a meeting to assess preparations for shuttle Atlantis' STS-125 mission to upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope. Live status updates will be added periodically to the NASA News Twitter feed during the...

2009-04-23 15:32:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA managers have scheduled a news conference on Thursday, April 30 to discuss the status of the next space shuttle launch. The briefing, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, is set to begin no earlier than 6 p.m. EDT. It will start after the conclusion of the Flight Readiness Review, a meeting to assess preparations for shuttle Atlantis' STS-125 mission to upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope. (Logo:...

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2009-04-23 14:35:00

NASA plans to advance its launch of space shuttle Atlantis to one day ahead of schedule in order to stay ahead of a military operation planned by the Air Force. By pushing up the launch date, NASA will avoid having to wait more than a week if it were to launch after the Air Force operation launch from nearby Cape Canaveral. NASA program managers will decide next week whether or not to approve the new shuttle launch date of May 11. Leroy Cain, deputy space shuttle program manager, told...


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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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