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!