Sunday, May 10, 2009

Hubble Repair Mission Lift-Off Just Hours Away


Shuttle Atlantis is ready for lift-off tomorrow, just after 2 p.m., on the fifth Hubble Space Telescope Repair Mission.

Shuttle Endeavor is ready to go on a nearby launch pad, in case Atlantis is damaged during lift-off. Endeavor would launch immediately if there were a problem, but would still take two weeks to meet-up with the stranded crew.

You can keep up with the entire mission at the NASA shuttle mission web site or you can follow NASA astronaut Michael Massimino on Twitter at @Astro_Mike.
Or visit the official Hubble.org site for more information. And don't forget to visit the archive of images at The Hubble Heritage Project.

For the past 19 years Hubble has proven itself the greatest scientific instrument ever created. NASA intends to keep it that way.

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