Unlike on many previous NASA space science missions, anyone can apply for observing time on the Hubble Space Telescope.
When astronauts return to Hubble for Servicing Mission 4 in 2009, they will be revamping and reenergizing the telescope for the final leg of its journey. One of the tasks they aim to complete is the installation of New Outer Blanket Layers, or NOBLs.
When astronauts visit the Hubble Space Telescope in 2009 for its final servicing mission, they will be facing a task that has no precedence – performing on-orbit 'surgery' on two ailing science instruments that reside inside the telescope.
Hubble engineers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. are ushering in a new era in spaceflight with successful design of the first of its kind composite equipment carrier.
Astronauts will replace all six of Hubble's batteries during Servicing Mission 4.
Before new Hubble components are ready for launch and installation, they must spend time in a clean room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
To prepare for Servicing Mission 4, new Hubble components must endure harsh tests at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
The Hubble would not be able to do what it does without the help of a small group of dedicated engineers and technicians at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.
A team at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center designs and builds the special tools and aids astronauts need when they service the Hubble Space Telescope.
One of Servicing Mission 4's many objectives is the refurbishment of Hubble's outer thermal blankets.
Ever wonder how NASA astronauts prepare for Hubble Space Telescope servicing missions?
Astronauts will install two new Hubble instruments during the final shuttle servicing mission targeted for 2009.
Since its launch in April 1990, the Hubble continues to excite astronomers around the world with its discoveries.
Astronauts traveled to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center to prepare for Servicing Mission 4 to the Hubble Space Telescope.
Inside the Hubble Testing Chambers
Countdown to SM4
Hubble Operations Control Center
Innovative Tools for a Stellar Job
Goddard Engineers and Divers Multi-Task for Hubble
Astronauts Train for SM4