Thursday, December 4, 2008

Hubble fixing mission - May 12, 2009

Lots 'o space news today, one more....
I think if I was all trained up and ready to fly a few months back to fix the Hubble I'd be pretty bummed. At least there is a date set now for the last mission to upgrade the Hubble. The "data handling unit" failed just before the launch was to go in September, but NASA did get the backup running. A replacement will fly next year as an additional upgrade. It will still be Atlantis to fly and again there will be full pads at KSC when Endeavour is standing by for a rescue if needed.

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