Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Live Long and Prosper, Hubble!

I was again busy with other things (I recorded a brand new song, more later), but yesterday the STS-125 crew released the freshly serviced Hubble Space Telescope from the shuttle's robotic arm. This cool crew video shows the final steps of the release process as well as the first couple of minutes of the Hubble back in free flight, out to a range of about 200 feet. Beautiful!

Be sure to watch it in HQ if you can - some great still photos here. Thanks to astropixie for the tip!

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