Thursday, May 14, 2009

Astronauts Remove 16-Year-Old Camera From Hubble Telescope

From the :
In the first of five ambitious spacewalks to repair the Hubble Space Telescope, NASA astronauts overcame a balky bolt and managed to remove a 16-year-old camera that had taken many of the telescope's most famous images.

But the job was tough slogging, and for a tense period this morning it was unclear if the astronauts would be stymied. That would have been a huge disappointment for scientists and engineers who had shipped a replacement camera into orbit on the space shuttle Atlantis.
Very, very cool.

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