2009: A Hubble Renovation Odyssey

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This week, NASA scientists performed the final renovation to the Hubble Telescope, which has orbitted the earth for nearly twenty years.

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Mission Specialist Michael Good pays tribute to his commander and all his crewmates with a military-style salute.

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Good rides Atlantis’ remote manipulator system arm to the exact position he needs to be to continue work on the Hubble Space Telescope.

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Astronauts John Grunsfeld and Andrew Feustel participate in the mission’s fifth and final session of extravehicular activity.

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During the seven-hour and two-minute spacewalk, Grunsfeld and Feustel installed a battery group replacement, removed and replaced a Fine Guidance Sensor and three thermal blankets protecting Hubble’s electronics.

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Mission Specialists Megan McArthur and Mike Massimino work controls on the aft flight deck of Space Shuttle Atlantis.

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A mirror image of Grunsfeld off of the Hubble telescope.

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