keywords: nasa, hubble space telescope, hst, space shuttle discovery, hubble repair mission
Synopsis: The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is a space telescope that was carried into orbit by the space shuttle Discovery in April 1990. Hubble's discoveries have revolutionized nearly all areas of current astronomical research from planetary science to cosmology... (read more)
In May 2009 astronauts from the space shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-125 repaired and upgraded the Hubble Space Telescope, conducting five spacewalks during their mission to extend the life of the orbiting observatory. HD footage of the astronauts working on HST, shows astronaut John Grunsfeld giving Hubble “one last little pat and salute”, and the two astronauts giving a “high five” celebratory hand gesture after job was completed.
Various scenes of the Hubble telescope and the dynamic images of our solar system and beyond. Short clips taken in 1924 inside Mount Wilson Observatory, a still image of astronomer Edwin Hubble, still images of American Astronomer Lyman Spitzer. Describes the construction of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), shows 1990 launch of the space shuttle Discovery on mission STS-31 that carried the HST into orbit.
Shows the 1993 service mission STS-61 that installed new wide field planetary camera with a set of internal mirrors to correct blurry images. More footage from the STS-125 mission of the astronauts working on Hubble. Images of the planets in the solar system in much greater detail and clarity after 1990.