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'Infinite Worlds': NASA's Last Hubble Telescope Mission in Photos by Michael Soluri

Slipping Beyond Our Grasp

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As Atlantis slipped away from the Hubble Space Telescope, the crew was the last set of human beings to see the instrument up close. Decades from now NASA will send an unmanned spacecraft to either push the telescope away into space, or guide it into the depths of one of the Earth’s oceans — never to be seen again.

Deep Below the Launch Pad …

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Beneath the launch pad are two concrete walls that have been scorched by tens of different launches.

... Rest Concrete Slabs Changed Forever

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The ignition burn signature from the space shuttle's 3 main engines — which as of 2014 no longer exists.

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