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The mini-convoy is lined up awaiting space shuttle Atlantis' launch on the STS-125 mission to service NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

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The mini-convoy is lined up on the Shuttle Landing Facility runway at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida awaiting space shuttle Atlantis' launch on the STS-125 mission to service NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The convoy is prepared to act should the shuttle need to return to the launch site in the event of an emergency. At left is the Convoy Command Vehicle which is the command post for the convoy commander. Atlantis launched successfully on time at 2:01 p.m. EDT. Atlantis' 11-day flight will include five spacewalks to refurbish and upgrade the telescope with state-of-the-art science instruments that will expand Hubble's capabilities and extend its operational lifespan through at least 2014. The payload includes a Wide Field Camera 3, Fine Guidance Sensor and the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph. Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller

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  • Title: The mini-convoy is lined up awaiting space shuttle Atlantis' launch on the STS-125 mission to service NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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