05.24.09 - Space shuttle Atlantis landed at Edwards Air Force Base, completing a 13-day journey of approximately 5.3 million miles in space.
05.23.09 - In the hopes of still allowing Atlantis to land at the Kennedy Space Center, mission managers have elected to keep the shuttle in orbit an additional day.
05.19.09 - Thanks to the fifth and final shuttle servicing mission, the Hubble Space Telescope can continue pushing the limits of what we know about our universe for years to come.› Mission Images from Goddard
05.18.09 - The fifth and final partnership between a space shuttle crew and the Hubble Space Telescope is in its final hours.› Video Update on YouTube →
05.17.09 - Very early on Sunday morning, word came from functional test analysis that yesterday’s repair activities on the Advanced Camera for Surveys had achieved the prime objective of the effort—restoration of the instrument’s Wide Field Channel (WFC).› Video Update on YouTube →
05.16.09 - The addition of a new science instrument and an unprecedented on-orbit repair of a severely under performing camera on Hubble highlighted Saturday activities aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis.› Video Update on YouTube →
05.15.09 - Hubble received six new gyros and one new battery module on the May 15 spacewalk. Plans for May 16 include installing a new science instrument and repairing another.› Video Update on YouTube →
05.14.09 - With the first of the five planned spacewalks completed, two of the three top mission priorities have already been met.› Video Update on YouTube →
05.13.09 - The major event on Wednesday in the Space Telescope Operations Control Center (STOCC) was Space Shuttle Atlantis’ rendezvous with the Hubble Space Telescope.› Video Update on YouTube →
05.12.09 - May 13's activities include reconfiguring the telescope's science instruments and the NSSC-1 science computer into stand-by mode, changing the shuttle’s pointing system from two-gyro mode to three-gyro mode. The aperture door on the telescope was closed at 6:22 p.m. ET on May 12.› Video Update on YouTube →
05.11.09 - Employees at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center cheered and applauded as shuttle Atlantis successfully launched at 2:01:56 p.m. ET on May 11.
05.11.09 - Goddard plays a critical role in the final shuttle mission to the Hubble Space Telescope. Read about the center's involvement and share your comments.