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Astronaut Steve Smith is holding a power ratchet tool on orbit in front of Hubble’s aft shroud compartment. The Hubble Space Telescope is the first spacecraft designed with replaceable parts and instruments for planned servicing. To enable astronauts to change out parts, special tools and aids had to be designed, tested, and built.
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