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The shipping container inside is removed from the truck outside the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

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The shipping container with the Wide Field Camera 3, or WFC3, inside is removed from the truck outside the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. 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: The shipping container inside is removed from the truck outside the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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