Hubble Back on Track

The Astronauts completed their mission and have repaired the Hubble and released it back into space.

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Atlantis left the earth on May 11, 2009 for the final mission to fix the Hubble telescope. It has been seven years since the last mission blasted off to fix the Hubble. It was only supposed to be three years between fixes, but it ended up being over double that.

The crew of Atlantis felt a tremendous amount of pressure during this mission because they knew if they did not complete what had to be done there would be no one else to make it happen.

The Hubble is not only a telescope but a learning tool for the world with it’s discoveries. In 1990 when the Hubble was set into orbit it seemed nothing less than a disaster with its mirrors flawed and images that it sent back to earth were blurred. At this time the Hubble was looked at as a laughing stock and joked about constantly, but in 1993 the shuttle Endeavour became the first fix mission and repaired the Hubble’s mirrors.

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After that time the Hubble telescope has become the peoples telescope and has confirmed the existence of black holes and has given us lots of data about the age of earth. The Hubble not only has educated the world but also its scientists by proving their thoughts wrong with new data confirmed.

Now the last mission has gotten under way and the last fix is complete. With 36 hours of extensive space walks the Astronauts have repaired and upgraded the Hubble. In the cargo bay of the space shuttle Atlantis  the refurbished Hubble was set free and back into space. Earth once more has its eye in the sky of space to bring us its  knowledge from above.

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11 Responses to “Hubble Back on Track”
  1. Jo Oliver Says...

    On May 19, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    that is so funny. I was just reading about this last night and thought it was so interesting. well done


  2. DA Cournean Says...

    On May 19, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    Good article. Your HTML is showing up on the top. Didn’t know if you saw that yet or not.


  3. lindalulu Says...

    On May 19, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Ya I know HTML is showing Triond is in the middle of the fix, thanks


  4. Ruby Hawk Says...

    On May 19, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    Wasn’t it amazing to watch them work on the hubble just hanging up there in space.


  5. CHAN LEE PENG Says...

    On May 19, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Well-composed article. As like others, your HTML shows up the pic.


  6. Juancav Says...

    On May 19, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Interesting and informative,space information is always exciting.


  7. Westbrook Says...

    On May 19, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    It’s amazing that man has gotten to this point in space. Your block hole picture is great.


  8. s hayes Says...

    On May 20, 2009 at 6:53 am

    Excellent article – such interesting stuff – I go on zoo galaxy a lot (categorising galaxies) and the pictures never fail to blow my mind.x


  9. Fresh Writing Says...

    On May 25, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Very true…I am currently researching that topic.

    -Fresh Writing


  10. CutestPrincess Says...

    On June 9, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    very interesting and well=researched article…excellent job.


  11. Winter Says...

    On July 28, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Nice work


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