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Hubble Upgrade Report #6: Stargazing from Orbit

Astronaut John Grunsfeld comments on the similarities and differences between stargazing from Earth and from space.

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Hubble Upgrade Report #5: One Cool Space Walk

The final space walk of last week's Hubble servicing mission proved especially challenging as John Grunsfeld and Rick Linnehan struggled to attach a cooling system to the telescope.

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Hubble Upgrade Report #4: A Power Trip

On the servicing mission's third space walk, astronauts replaced the Hubble Space Telescope's power control unit.

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Hubble Upgrade Report #3: Grabbing the Scope

The Hubble Space Telescope awaits its capture and repair as the crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia slowly approaches on the morning of March 3, 2002.Courtesy NASA/Johnson Space Center. "A firm handshake with Mr. Hubble the telescope." Those were the historic words from the crew on the first servicing mission…

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Hubble Upgrade Report #2: Liftoff

The Space Shuttle Columbia and its crew of seven astronauts rocket into the predawn sky at 6:22 a.m. Eastern time on March 1, 2002.Courtesy NASA. The launch count was just about as smooth as it could be. Lying on our backs, fully dressed in our orange launch suits and parachutes,…

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Hubble Upgrade Report #1: Ready to Go

The Space Shuttle Columbia rockets into the predawn sky at 6:22 a.m. Eastern time on March 1, 2002. After meeting up in orbit with the Hubble Space Telescope, the crew will make several upgrades to HST — including the installation of the Advanced Camera for Surveys.Courtesy NASA/Kennedy Space Center. Editor's…

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