Monday, May 11, 2009

Atlantis Lifts-Off

So far, so good, for the Space Shuttle Atlantis, which lifted off from Cape Canaveral at 2:01 p.m. est.
It's been seven years since the last servicing mission to Hubble. This time astronauts will complete five spacewalks to replace and improve the telescope's vision.

Shuttle Commander Scott Altman led the last team of astronauts to visit Hubble. He is one of three astronauts on this mission who have made previous visits to Hubble. He was also a stunt pilot for the film 'Top Gun' a fact you have no doubt heard quite a bit recently.

What is not mentioned quite so much is the impact that film had on an entire generation of young people, many of whom are currently serving as NASA astronauts...

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