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Spacecraft Hubble: Lifting Hubble from Atlantisí Cargo Bay (2009)

Lifting Hubble from Atlantisí Cargo Bay (2009)

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The Space Shuttle Atlantis' robotic arm lifts the Hubble Space Telescope from the cargo bay on May 19, 2009, moments away from releasing the observatory to resume its travels around Earth. The release concluded Servicing Mission 4, the fifth astronaut visit to the telescope. Astronauts installed two new instruments, fixed two others, and performed numerous other repairs and upgrades.