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Hubble Mission

Atlantis lands after successful mission

Space shuttle Atlantis landed at Edwards Air Force Base in California on Sunday morning after a successful mission to repair and upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope. Full story

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Hubble space telescope

Hubble, launched by NASA in 1990, was named after U.S. astronomer Edwin Hubble whose work revolutionized our understanding of the size and structure of the universe.

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Which space shuttle carried the Hubble Space Telescope into orbit in April 1990?
Challenger
Discovery
Atlantis

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Atlantis lands after successful mission

2009-05-25 01:29:47 GMT Xinhua English WASHINGTON, May 24 (Xinhua) -- Space shuttle Atlantis landed at Edwards Air Force Base in California on Sunday morning after a successful mission to repair and upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope.

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2009-05-23 10:01:16 GMT SINA.com CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Space shuttle Atlantis and its crew aimed for a touchdown back at NASA's spaceport Saturday following a successful repair mission at the Hubble Space Telescope, but thunderstorms threatened to delay their homecoming for the second day in a row.

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2009-05-25 07:47:54 GMT SINA.com Space shuttle Atlantis and its crew landed at 11:39 a.m. EDT Sunday at Edwards Air Force Base in California, completing the final servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope. Atlantis' astronauts conducted five successful spacewalks during their STS-125 flight to enhance and extend the life of the orbiting observatory.

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2009-05-22 09:44:08 GMT SINA.com After a smooth countdown and picture-perfect liftoff, space shuttle Atlantis and a crew of seven astronauts are in space, ready to begin their 11-day mission to service NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

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2009-05-11 20:27:13 GMT Xinhua English WASHINGTON, May 11 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. space shuttle Atlantis lifted off Monday with seven-member crew onboard from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, on a mission to upgrade the 19-year-old Hubble Space Telescope for the last time.

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2009-05-11 20:26:18 GMT Xinhua English WASHINGTON, May 11 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. space shuttle Atlantis lifted off Monday with seven-member crew onboard from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, on a mission to upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope for the last time. Before this mission, four other missions have been conducted to fix the orbiting observatory.