Hubble Telescope

  • Space shuttle Atlantis lands after Hubble repairs May 25, 2009

    Washington: The space shuttle Atlantis returned to Earth on Sunday after a mission to upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope, landing at an alternative location in California because of bad weather. The shuttle landed at Edwards Air Force Base after its mission had been extended by two days when bad weather prevented...
  • Atlantis astronauts re-capture Hubble telescope May 14, 2009

    Houston: Astronauts on the space shuttle Atlantis grabbed the high-flying Hubble Space Telescope on Wednesday, after a successful rendezvous for an ambitious spacewalking overhaul of the lab. Astronaut Megan McArthur grappled the 13.2-meter long telescope with the shuttle's robot arm at 2234 hrs IST, after Atlantis...
  • NASA to proceed with Hubble repair November 1, 2006

    Greenbelt (Maryland): NASA said on Tuesday it would undertake a potentially risky shuttle mission to extend the life of the Hubble Space Telescope until at least 2013. NASA Administrator Michael Griffin, speaking to cheering scientists who had feared Hubble's earlier demise, said a space shuttle would make one final maintenance trip,...