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Service Mission 4

Atlantis Crew Doing Full Inspection of Hubble

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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.

Astrocast.TV Episode 8

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November 1, 2008 – Episode 8 – An Asteroid, 2008 TC3 was predicted with 100% certanty to hit the Earth and yes, it did! Also an update on Hubble Service Mission 4.

- 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. katiewwst@astrocast.tv. Katie will also update us on our November sky.

Astrocast.TV Episode 6

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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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