Using cameras on the shuttle’s robotic arm, the crew is doing a full inspection of the telescope’s exterior to examine its condition since it was last serviced in March 2002. The Mission Status Briefing with Tony Ceccacci, STS-125 Lead Flight Director, and John Morse, NASA’s Astrophysics Division Director, is scheduled for 4 p.m. EDT. If the Mission Management Team meeting concludes before the briefing, MMT Chairman LeRoy Cain may participate.
- The Interstellar Boundery Explorer is on its way to explore the Solar Systems final frontier. Is Pluto a Planet? Follow the debate. For more information on IBEX and the great Pluto debate check out my Blog.
- Katie Moore from the U.S. National Air and Space Museum tells asks us all about the World Wide Star Count. Send Katie an e-mail and tell us what you saw. firstname.lastname@example.org. Katie will also update us on our November sky.
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Episode 6 – With over 100,000 orbits of Earth the Space Shuttle Atlantis STS-125 prepares for an October 8th launch to the Hubble Space Telescope for Service Mission 4 (SM4) as Space Shuttle Endeavor sits ready for launch if needed for safety. Greg Redfern talks about the Mission with Edward Ruitberg, Deputy Program manager for HST.
- Katie Moore from the U.S. National Air and Space Museum tells us what’s up in our August sky.
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