Atlantis Docks with Hubble Today

Hubble Space Telescope in orbit.  Image Credit:  NASA

Hubble Space Telescope in orbit. Image Credit: NASA

Astronauts on the space shuttle Atlantis were able to grab the Hubble today with Atlantis’ robot arm.  Hubble was placed in Atlantis’ cargo bay where astronauts will space walk for 5 consecutivedays to repair it.   If repairs are successful, Hubble should soon be back in operation. 

In other shuttle news, engineers are still examining images of Atlantis to ensure there is no serious damage to the outside of the shuttle.  While they have noted one small area of damage in the forward part of the shuttle, it appears that no serious damage occurred.

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