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Healing Hubble

A retrospective on the final Hubble Space Telescope repair mission.

Highlights from the final Hubble Space Telescope repair mission.


5/19/2009 - Last Hubble rendezvous
During five successful space walks, astronauts repaired and rejuvenated the space telescope

A group of astronauts-cum-repairmen bid a final adieu to the Hubble Space Telescope at 8:57 a.m. EDT on May 19. Using the robotic arm on the space shuttle Atlantis, Megan McArthur lifted Hubble high above the shuttle’s cargo bay and released it. Thirty-one minutes later, Atlantis fired its thrusters to increase its separation from Hubble.

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