Shuttle Weather Officer Kathy Winters improved on the forecast, now giving the team a 90-percent chance to launch Atlantis at 2:01 p.m. EDT tomorrow without weather interfering.
Also this morning, STS-125 Commander Scott Altman and Pilot Gregory C. Johnson once again practiced landings in the Shuttle Training Aircraft as the entire crew readies for their mission to service NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
Live countdown and launch coverage begins tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m. on NASA TV and on the Web at www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/launch/launch_blog.html.
At the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the STS-125 crew poses for a group portrait. From left are Mission Specialists Megan McArthur and Michael Good, Pilot Gregory C. Johnson, Commander Scott Altman, and Mission Specialists John Grunsfeld, Mike Massimino and Andrew Feustel. Image credit: NASA/Jim Grossman
Originally posted by Republican08
There brave people, but I really hope if they do get stranded that NASA has a back up plan,
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is intended to replace the ageing Hubble telescope.
It will be larger than its predecessor, sit farther from Earth and have a giant mirror to enable it to see more.
Officials said the JWST - named after a former Nasa administrator - was on course for launch in June 2013.
On Monday May 11, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. EDT - 12:30 p.m. CDT there will be a live event on the Discovery Science Channel. Hubble Live 2009 will show NASA astronauts in the Shuttle Atlantis as they launch from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, FL on their final upgrade mission to the Hubble Space Telescope.
This 11 day mission has the ambitious goal of replacing Hubble's current primary camera, as well as replacing the batteries, replacing one of its stabilizing sensors, installing some gyros, and installing some spiffy new equipment. This mission known as Servicing Mission 4, (SM4), will be the last Shuttle mission bound for the Hubble Space Telescope. Hubble is expected to serve for at least an additional five years with these replacement parts and upgrades in place.
Originally posted by Max_TO
I guess it goes without saying that this trip to Hubble will not be on T.V like the last time ?