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Training in the Clean Room The Vault

The astronauts shown here are training on the electrical section of Hubble. This is a full-size mockup of the section of Hubble that houses the electrical components, such as transmitters, batteries, tape recorders, and electronics to operate other parts of Hubble. Astronauts come to Goddard several times prior to each mission to familiarize themselves with Hubble's components and the tools required to service them.

Everyone entering this room must wear a "bunny suit" — these are special coveralls, hoods, boots, gloves, and masks. This gear helps protect the sensitive flight hardware from particles that could interfere with performance.

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