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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

"Hubble Hubble"...Shuttle Crew Hooking Up At Noon WithThe Scope

Get it? Hubba Hubba? Ray's humor...

This is pretty cool stuff as I watch the Shuttle dock up with this thing maneuvering into position to begin the repairs they hope to initiate and complete to keep the immaculate scope functioning well into the future delivering these spectacular pictures that help us come closer to understanding the vast magnitude of the universe we're such an itty bitty little part of.

This is what you'll see if you click on the link below to from Fox's Feed To NASA's live streaming channel which I'm running on my laptop this morning while working on my desktop.

It's rendezvous time for the crew of space shuttle Atlantis.

FOXNews.com:"At around 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, astronaut Megan McArthur will use the shuttle's robot arm to grasp the school bus-sized Hubble Space Telescope and bring it into the shuttle's cargo bay.

Over the next week, other astronauts will go on five spacewalks to repair Hubble for the last time.

Because of the cloud of space debris in Hubble's orbit, the Atlantis crew are running an especially high risk of collision with another object.

Space shuttle Endeavour is on standby at Cape Canaveral in case a rescue mission is needed. The astronauts can't get to the International Space Station from Hubble's orbit.

Meanwhile, NASA downplayed the significance of a 21-inch series of gouges in Atlantis' thermal tiles that was found Tuesday.

The damage was probably incurred during liftoff Monday, when some debris came off the shuttle's external fuel tank.

"It doesn't look very serious," Mission Control said. "Those tiles are pretty thick. The nicks look to be pretty small."

The scratches are on the underside of the hull, about where the right wing meets the fuselage.

"Again, right now, everybody's feeling pretty good that it's not something particularly serious," Mission Control told the astronauts Tuesday. "We just want to make sure we do the right thing and complete all the analysis."

• Click here for some of Hubble's most spectacular images.

• Click here for NASA's live video feed.

• Click here to visit FOXNews.com's Space Center.


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