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Crew members with the STS-125 mission get to service NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

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In the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, crew members with the STS-125 mission get a close look at some of the equipment associated with their mission to service NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. Looking at the box containing the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph, or COS, on the orbital replacement unit carrier are Mission Specialist Michael Good (upper right, on stand) and HST inspectors. COS will be the most sensitive ultraviolet spectrograph ever flown on Hubble and will probe the "cosmic web" - the large-scale structure of the universe whose form is determined by the gravity of dark matter and is traced by galaxies and intergalactic gas. The STS-125 crew is taking part in a crew equipment interface test, which provides experience handling tools, equipment and hardware they will use on their mission. Space shuttle Atlantis is targeted to launch on the STS-125 mission Oct. 10. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

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  • Title: Crew members with the STS-125 mission get to service NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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