Monday, May 18, 2009

Flight Day 8: 5th and Final Spacewalk Complete!



The last spacewalk to service the Hubble Space Telescope has been completed! The spacewalk entailed installing another set of batteries, a fine guidance sensor, and thermal insulation panels in preparation for deploying the telescope tomorrow. Currently, the servicing platform on Atlantis that is holding Hubble is rotating the telescope into the correct orientation for tomorrow's deployment.

Landing of Atlantis is scheduled for this Friday 11:41 a.m. EDT at Kennedy Space Center!

2 comments:

Rebekah Lou Taylor said...

I watched it live on NASA TV. It was a beautiful sight. I was working on the shop floor at school and got to view it on my phone. We all were crowding around to see the last spacewalk of the mission.

heroineworshipper said...

Why don't the darken the cabin all the time? That's what spaceships are supposed to look like.