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Take one space shuttle, seven highly trained astronauts, tons of equipment, and one legendary orbiting telescope and you have the 5.3 million-mile odyssey that was the final servicing mission for NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
U.S. space officials said two astronauts completed a fourth spacewalk Sunday, finishing another repair project on the Hubble telescope. STS-125 mission specialists Mike Massimino and Mike Good replaced a low-voltage power supply board, which contained a failed power converter.
The first of five planned U.S. spacewalks to repair and update the Hubble Space Telescope was completed Thursday with the replacement of a key Hubble camera. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said astronauts John Grunsfeld and Drew Feustel stepped into space at 8:52 a.m.
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.
The first of five planned U.S. spacewalks to service the Hubble Space Telescope began Thursday with the replacement of a Hubble camera. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said astronauts John Grunsfeld and Drew Feustel stepped into space at 8:52 a.m.
U.S. space shuttle Atlantis docked with the Hubble Space Telescope Wednesday about 350 statute miles above the Australian coast. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said contact between the space telescope and the shuttle's robotic arm occurred at 1:14 p.m. EDT.
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- From the CEO to the flight operations experts that plan the space walks, to the technicians who install the payload and prepared the orbiter for launch, the STS-125 mission and Hubble Space Telescope are benefitting from the vast experience and capabilities of United Space Alliance in planning, managing, integrating and executing complex human space endeavors. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080407/LAM060LOGO) USA's...
The U.S. space agency says it will join the Imax Corp. and Warner Bros.
BANGALORE: Thousands of miles above the atmosphere , the earth looks beautiful. The space is deep black. The stars, in millions, are an amazing sight. The sun rises, first a sliver and then a full- born giant every few hours. The day is one hour long, it's night then for just half hour.
Endeavour launched from Kennedy Space Center on December 2, 1993 at 4:27 AM EST and landed at Kennedy on December 13 at 12:25 AM EST. The shuttle orbited 163 times at an altitude of 321 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.45 degrees and travelled 4.4 million miles. The mission lasted 10 days, 19 hours, 58 minutes, and 37 seconds. This was the first mission to repair and maintain the Hubble Space Telescope. It involved the second longest spacewalk to date at nearly 8 hours. The final...
Ken Bowersox is an engineer, United States Naval officer, and a former NASA astronaut. He was born Kenneth Dwane Bowersox on November 14, 1956 in Portsmouth, Virginia. However, he considers Bedford, Indiana his hometown, and he graduated from Bedford High School in 1974. When he was a child, his family moved to Oxnard, California, and Bowersox was an Eagle Scout. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering from the United States Naval Academy, and was commissioned shortly...
Thomas Akers is a former astronaut in the United States Space Shuttle program. He was born Thomas Dale Akers on May 20, 1951 in St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated from Eminence High School in Missouri in 1969, and went on to continue his education at the University of Missouri"“Rolla. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1973, and then went on to earn his Master of Science degree in Applied Mathematics in 1975. Akers spent the next four years as the high school principal in his...
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