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Old 04-09-2008, 04:49 AM   #1
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Some great photos of STS-125 preflight activities at:
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/200...ue_hubble.html
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Old 04-09-2008, 05:29 AM   #2
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Excellent pictures. Thanks for the link.
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Old 04-09-2008, 09:47 AM   #3
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Fingers crossed it all works. I wouldn't want to be riding a 30 year old ship into space. They need to hurry up with a new way of getting into space.
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Those pictures are really wonderful. The mission specialist in #10 looks so very young!
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Excellent photos.

For these at hi-res and others of Atlantis' rollout today;

http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/search.cfm?cat=4

I wish the press would stop calling it a rescue mission. It's a servicing mission! With the exception of STS-61 the first mission to fix the mirror problem, all subsequent mission to Hubble have been pre-planned to upgrade the instruments etc. (rant mode off)

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The mission specialist in #10 looks so very young!
Sign of old age when astronauts start looking so young

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Old 05-09-2008, 07:28 PM   #6
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Hubble is truly a gem. It is amazing how much it has done for our understanding of the universe. I'd happily pay more taxes to keep it going forever.
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Saved our butt in Armageddon
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