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 (shown above), 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.