The space shuttle Atlantis blasted off today on the final mission to the Hubble Space Telescope. During the 11 day mission, astronauts will perform 5 spacewalks to repair and replace a number of components on the Hubble. This repair job should keep Hubble functioning until 2014.
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Space shuttle Atlantis lifts off Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida today. Photo credit: NASA TV
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