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Hubble Servicing Missi#2575

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of NASA's first space servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope, we are sharing this gallery of images from all five of the Hubble servicing missions.


Astronauts serviced Hubble for the first time in December 1993. Including that trip, there have been five astronaut servicing missions to Hubble between 1993 and 2009.


How did astronauts repair and service the Hubble Space Telescope more than 300 miles above the surface of the Earth? Watch Hubble astronauts as they discuss servicing from the innovative Robotics Operations Center:


STS103-713-048 (19-27 December 1999) --- Astronauts Steven L. Smith, and John M. Grunsfeld, appear as small figures in this wide scene photographed during extravehicular activity (EVA). On this space walk they are replacing gyroscopes, contained in rate sensor units (RSU), inside the Hubble Space Telescope. A wide expanse of waters, partially covered by clouds, provides the backdrop for the photograph.


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Uploaded on December 7, 2018