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5-24-2009

Atlantis is Home

Space shuttle Atlantis lands at Edwards Air Force Base in California, completing the final servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope. MORE >>


5-23-2009

Bad Weather

Central Florida weather at 8:59 pm EDT, May 23. The active storms around Kennedy Space … MORE >>


5-22-2009

Waiting to Return

Astronaut Mike Massimino, STS-125 mission specialist, looks through a window on the aft flight deck of the Earth-orbiting Space Shuttle Atlantis. MORE >>


5-21-2009

Chatting with the President

President Barack Obama talks to the crew of the STS-125 mission, orbiting Earth aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis the day after the crew released the freshly serviced Hubble Space Telescope. MORE >>


5-20-2009

Portrait of Success

The crewmembers for the STS-125 mission pose for the traditional in-flight portrait on the middeck of the Earth-orbiting Space Shuttle Atlantis. Pictured … MORE >>


5-19-2009

Hubble Released into Space

A crew member aboard the space shuttle Atlantis captured this image of the Hubble Space Telescope just after the telescope was set free. MORE >>


Hubble Drifts Away

This image of Hubble Space Telescope was made shortly after the Earth-orbiting observatory's release from space shuttle Atlantis. MORE >>


Hubble Released

The Hubble Space Telescope, as seen from the space shuttle Atlantis, soon after release. MORE >>


At the Controls

Gregory C. Johnson, Atlantis pilot, occupies the pilot's station on the flight deck of the space shuttle Atlantis. MORE >>


Taking a Break

Astronaut Michael Good pauses near controls on the aft flight deck of the Earth-orbiting Atlantis on the day the space shuttle parts company with the Hubble Space Telescope for the final time. MORE >>


Preparing to Observe the Universe

The space shuttle Atlantis' robotic arm lifts the Hubble Space Telescope from the cargo bay and is moments away from releasing the orbital observatory to start it on its way back home to observe the universe. MORE >>


5-18-2009

Hubble Snapshot

Part of the giant Hubble Space Telescope is silhouetted over the Florida peninsula … MORE >>


Preparing for Work

Astronaut John Grunsfeld (left) prepares to ride the shuttle's robotic arm … MORE >>


Final Visit to Hubble

Astronauts John Grunsfeld and Andrew Feustel are making the mission's fifth and final spacewalk. MORE >>


A Job Well Done

Astronauts John Grunsfeld and Andrew Feustel complete the mission's fifth and final spacewalk. MORE >>


5-17-2009

Above Earth

With a mostly dark home planet behind him, astronaut Michael Good rides Atlantis' remote manipulator system arm to the exact position … MORE >>


Day's Work Completed

Astronauts Mike Massimino (left) and Michael Good wearing the liquid cooling and ventilation garments that complement their spacesuits … MORE >>


Inside Hubble's Cargo Bay

Astronauts Mike Massimino and Mike Good work outside space shuttle Atlantis during … MORE >>


Enjoying Their Work

Astronauts John Grunsfeld and Megan McArthur are pictured on the aft flight deck of space shuttle Atlantis during flight day seven activities. MORE >>


KSC Viewed from Atlantis

A view of NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center was provided by one of the crew members on space shuttle Atlantis. Kennedy is the NASA space vehicle launch facility and launch control center on Merritt Island, Brevard County, Florida. MORE >>


Repairing STIS

Atlantis astronaut Michael Good grabs a tool during the repair of the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph aboard the Hubble Space Telescope. MORE >>


Fourth Spacewalk in Progress

Atlantis astronauts Michael Good (left) and Mike Massimino repair the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph during the fourth spacewalk to refurbish the Hubble Space Telescope. MORE >>


5-16-2009

Work on Hubble Continues

STS-125 mission specialist John Grunsfeld is about to attach a tether during Saturday's spacewalk to perform work on the Hubble Space Telescope. MORE >>


What a Ride!

Spacewalker Drew Feustel rides on space shuttle Atlantis' robotic arm as he works on the Hubble Space Telescope… MORE >>


A Great View

Low-level winds rushing over the Cape Verde Islands off the coast of northwestern Africa created swirling clouds, which share this scene … MORE >>


Work Day Begins

Atlantis astronauts begin the third of five spacewalks to refurbish the Hubble Space Telescope. MORE >>


Hard Work

Astronaut Drew Feustel works on removing COSTAR, Hubble telescope's outdated corrective optics. MORE >>


Goodbye, COSTAR

Astronaut Drew Feustel carries COSTAR to a storage carrier. MORE >>


It's Gone

Astronaut John Grunsfeld examines the empty cargo bay after COSTAR's removal. MORE >>


Here Comes COS

Astronauts Grunsfeld and Feusel open the box containing the new … MORE >>


Tedious Work

Astronauts begin work to repair the Advanced Camera for Surveys. MORE >>


We've Got It

Astronauts remove the third of four failed circuit boards on the Advanced Camera for Surveys. MORE >>


Suited Up for Third Spacewalk

Atlantis astronauts John Grunsfeld and Andrew Feustel, dressed in their spacesuits, are pictured in Atlantis' airlock prior to the start of the mission's third spacewalk. Commander Scott Altman is in the airlock to assist his crewmates. MORE >>


Working in Space

Atlantis astronaut John Grunsfeld participates in the mission's third spacewalk as work continues to refurbish and upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope. MORE >>


Working on COSTAR

Astronaut Andrew Feustel, positioned on a foot restraint on the end of Atlantis' robotic arm, moves the Corrective Optics Space Telescope Axial Replacement (COSTAR) during the mission's third spacewalk as work continues to refurbish and upgrade the Hubble Space ... MORE >>


Seeing Double

Astronaut Andrew Feustel navigates near the Hubble Space Telescope on the end of the robotic arm, controlled from inside Atlantis' crew cabin. Mission Specialist John Grunsfeld signals to his crewmate ... MORE >>


Hubble Gets New Spectrograph

Atlantis spacewalker Andrew Feustel (left) works on the installation of the new Cosmic Origins Spectrograph aboard the Hubble Space Telescope. MORE >>


Thumbs Up

Spacewalkers John Grunsfeld (left) and Andrew Feustel give a "thumbs-up" sign on the middeck of space shuttle Atlantis following the mission's third spacewalk. MORE >>


5-15-2009

Ready to help

Astronaut Megan McArthur is positioned to provide heavy support for Atlantis' second spacewalk from the aft side of the crew cabin, where controls for the robotic arm are located. MORE >>


Atlantis' Window on the World

Solar panels on the Hubble Space Telescope make for some unique window shades in this scene photographed from the flight deck of the Earth-orbiting space shuttle Atlantis. MORE >>


Hubble Servicing Continues

Spacewalker Michael Good works with the Hubble Space Telescope in the cargo bay of the Earth-orbiting space shuttle Atlantis. MORE >>


The View

Astronaut Michael Good peers through a window toward Atlantis' crew cabin interior, where his shirt-sleeved support team members busy themselves … MORE >>


Working Hard

Astronaut Mike Massimino works with the Hubble Space Telescope in the cargo bay of the Earth-orbiting space shuttle. MORE >>


Astronauts Begin Second Spacewalk

Spacewalker Mike Good rides on the shuttle's robotic arm at the start of the second spacewalk. MORE >>


5-14-2009

A Helping Arm

Perched on the end of the robotic arm, astronaut Andrew Feustel performs work on the Hubble Space Telescope as the first of five spacewalks kicks off a week's work on the orbiting observatory. MORE >>


Workmen on Site

What appears to be a number of astronauts, because of the shiny mirror-like surface of the temporarily-captured Hubble Space Telescope, is actually only two -- astronauts John Grunsfeld (left) and Andew Feustel. They are performing the first of five spacewalks to upgrade the telescope. MORE >>


Hands On

Astronaut Andrew Feustel selects his next tool to use while participating in the first of five scheduled spacewalks … MORE >>


A Week of Work

Astronaut John Grunsfeld performs work on the Hubble Space Telescope as the first of five spacewalks kicks off a week's worth of work … MORE >>


Packing Up

Astronauts Drew Feustel and John Grunsfeld pack up the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 … MORE >>


Heavy Lifting

Astronaut Drew Feustel and John Grunsfeld remove the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 … MORE >>


Farewell Wide Field Planetary Camera 2

Astronaut John Grunsfeld watches astronaut Drew Feustel, who is riding the robotic arm, carry the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 to a … MORE >>


Astronauts Conduct First Spacewalk

Mission specialists John Grunsfeld (lower left) and Drew Feustel kicked off STS-125's first spacewalk at 8:52 a.m. EDT … MORE >>


5-13-2009

Arm Control

Astronauts Megan McArthur and Mike Massimino work controls on the aft flight deck of space shuttle Atlantis during the flight day three activities. MORE >>


A Beautiful Sight

A crew member on board the space shuttle Atlantis snapped this photo of the Hubble Space Telescope after it was captured by the shuttle's robotic arm. MORE >>


Preparing for a Spacewalk

Astronaut John Grunsfeld works with a power tool on the middeck of space shuttle Atlantis as he prepares for upcoming spacewalks to repair the Hubble Space Telescope. MORE >>


Hubble Stands Tall

The Hubble Space Telescope stands tall in the cargo bay of the space shuttle Atlantis following its capture on Wednesday, May 13, 2009. The STS-125 mission began a series … MORE >>


Hubble Awaits Visit from Astronauts

The Hubble Space Telescope waits in the payload bay of space shuttle Atlantis for the start of the first STS-125 spacewalk … MORE >>


Shuttle Crew Grabs Telescope

This illustration from an animation shows the space shuttle Atlantis' robotic arm lowering the Hubble Space Telescope into the cargo bay … MORE >>


Astronaut 'Tweets' from Space

STS-125 Mission Specialist Mike Massimino becomes the first to Tweet from space … MORE >>


5-12-2009

Mid-Deck Tasks

Pilot Gregory C. Johnson helps with unpacking chores on space shuttle Atlantis' mid-deck during the second day in space. MORE >>


Unpacking on Flight Day 2

Astronaut Michael Good is busy unpacking equipment on space shuttle Atlantis' mid-deck during his second day in space. MORE >>


A Panoramic View

Among the first group of still images down linked by the STS-125 crew members on board the Space Shuttle Atlantis was this high oblique scene looking toward the Red Sea, Sinai Peninsula and … MORE >>


The Earth Below

A camera aboard space shuttle Atlantis captured this image of the payload bay as the shuttle soared over the Earth … MORE >>


5-11-2009

Liftoff! Space Shuttle Atlantis, STS-125 Astronauts En Route to Hubble

Space shuttle Atlantis lifted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida today, rising on twin columns of fire to embark on STS-125, the final … MORE >>


Atlantis Stands Ready

On Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida Atlantis stands ready for launch following rollback of the pad's rotating service … MORE >>


Go Atlantis!

The gate to Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida welcomes space shuttle Atlantis onto the pad mound after rollout from the Vehicle Assembly Building … MORE >>


The STS-125 crew gathers around the hatch into space shuttle Atlantis

From left are Commander Scott Altman, Mission Specialists Michael Good (above), Andrew Feustel, Megan McArthur and Mike Massimino, Pilot Gregory C. Johnson and … MORE >>


Commander Takes the Control

STS-125 Commander Scott Altman takes his seat in the shuttle training aircraft for practice shuttle landings on the runway of the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida … MORE >>


NASA's Launch Van Pool

Astronauts acknowledge the spectators who have gathered to wish them well on their mission aboard space shuttle Atlantis to service NASA's Hubble Space Telescope … MORE >>