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Photos: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Missions

Last Mission to Hubble

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Backdropped by the blackness of space and the thin line of Earth's atmosphere, the space shuttle Atlantis' cargo bay, robotic arm, tail and orbital maneuvering system (OMS) pods are caught in this snapshot by an STS-125 astronaut on May 20, 2009 during a Hubble Space Telescope overhaul.

The Last Hubble Repair Crew

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The crewmembers for the STS-125 mission pose for a photo on the middeck of the Earth-orbiting Space Shuttle Atlantis on May 21, 2009 during their mission to overhaul the Hubble Space Telescope for the last time. Pictured on the front row are astronauts Scott Altman (center), commander; Gregory C. Johnson, pilot; and Megan McArthur, mission specialist. Pictured on the back row (left to right) are astronauts Andrew Feustel, John Grunsfeld, Mike Massimino and Michael Good, all mission specialists

Fixing Hubble with Robots?

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Artist’s view of Canadian robotic approach to service the Hubble Space Telescope, controlled by stay-at-home astronauts. The concept was ultimately sidelined in favor of a space shuttle trip.

Fixing Hubble with Robots?

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Artist’s view of Canadian robotic approach to service the Hubble Space Telescope, controlled by stay-at-home astronauts. The concept was ultimately sidelined in favor of a space shuttle trip.

An Icon in Space

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The Hubble Space Telescope is seen during a servicing mission to tune up the orbiting observatory.

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