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In the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility technicians monitor the movement of the Wide Field Camera 3 or WFC3.

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In the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, technicians monitor the movement of the Wide Field Camera 3, or WFC3, as it is lowered onto a work stand. As Hubble enters the last stage of its life, WFC3 will be Hubble's next evolutionary step, allowing Hubble to peer ever further into the mysteries of the cosmos. WFC3 will study a diverse range of objects and phenomena, from young and extremely distant galaxies, to much more nearby stellar systems, to objects within our very own solar system. WFC3 will take the place of Wide Field Planetary Camera 2, which astronauts will bring back to Earth aboard the shuttle. WFC3 is part of the payload on the fifth and final Hubble servicing mission, STS-125, targeted for launch Oct. 8. Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller

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  • Title: In the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility technicians monitor the movement of the Wide Field Camera 3 or WFC3.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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