Servicing the Hubble Space Telescope: Shuttle Atlantis -2009

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Few NASA announcements stirred public controversy as when NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe canceled the fifth Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission. On January 16, 2004, the outcry from the scientific community and the general public was surprising, coming less than a year after Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated while returning to the Kennedy Space Center. Launched by Space Shuttle Discovery in 1990, Hubble has circled Earth more than 97,000 times and provided more than 4,000 astronomers access to the stars ...
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Overview

Few NASA announcements stirred public controversy as when NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe canceled the fifth Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission. On January 16, 2004, the outcry from the scientific community and the general public was surprising, coming less than a year after Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated while returning to the Kennedy Space Center. Launched by Space Shuttle Discovery in 1990, Hubble has circled Earth more than 97,000 times and provided more than 4,000 astronomers access to the stars not possible from inside Earth's atmosphere. Hubble has helped answer some of science's key questions and provided images that have awed and inspired the world. Fortunately, things change. After further evaluation by NASA, the agency authorized the last servicing mission to Hubble, in orbit 300 miles above the Earth. The STS-125 mission will return the space shuttle to the Hubble Space Telescope for one last visit before the shuttle fleet retires in 2010. Over 12 days and five spacewalks, the crew of Space Shuttle Atlantis will make repairs and upgrades to the telescope, leaving it better than ever and ready for another five years—or more—of research.
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Mick Evans
Overall this is quite a comprehensive and nicely illustrated publication and will be a welcome addition to the library collection of any space or shuttle enthusiast or modeller wanting good reference detail for the space shuttle.
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Modeling Madness
Specialty Press is known for high quality books and this one certainly follows in that mold. The attention to detail and quality research along with the typical superlative images makes for a book that I can quite easily recommend to you. Highly recommended.
—Scott Van Aken
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580071383
  • Publisher: Specialty Press Publishers & Wholesalers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2009
  • Pages: 120
  • Sales rank: 1,141,307
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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