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The tools that will be used to service NASA's Hubble Space Telescope are displayed in the NASA News Center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

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The tools that will be used to service NASA's Hubble Space Telescope on the STS-125 mission are displayed in the NASA News Center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. In the foreground is the pistol grip tool. It can install and remove instruments, drive latches and open doors. A self-contained, high-torque drive, the tool features an on-board computer that permits users to tailor its performance to the mission demands. Behind it is the plastic version used by astronauts during practice in the water tank at NASA' Johnson Space Center. At center left are the card extraction and insertion tools to enable removal of electronic cards. And behind those is the bit caddy. On space shuttle Atlantis’ STS-125 mission, Hubble will be serviced for the fifth and final time. The flight will include five spacewalks during which astronauts will refurbish and upgrade the telescope with these state-of-the-art science instruments. As a result, Hubble's capabilities will be expanded and its operational lifespan extended through at least 2014. The payload includes a Wide Field Camera 3, fine guidance sensor and the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph. Launch is scheduled for 2:01 p.m. EDT May 11. Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller

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  • Title: The tools that will be used to service NASA's Hubble Space Telescope are displayed in the NASA News Center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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