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Orbiter: Atlantis
Mission: STS-125
Payload: HST SM-4
Launch: May 11, 2009
Time: 2:01 p.m. EDT
Site: Pad 39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida
Landing: May 24 @ 11:39 a.m. EDT
Site: Edwards Air Force Base, California

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STS-125: The mission

A detailed step-by-step preview of space shuttle Atlantis' STS-125 mission to extend the life and vision of the Hubble Space Telescope.

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STS-125: The EVAs

The lead spacewalk officer provides indepth explanations of the five EVAs to service Hubble during Atlantis' flight.

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STS-125: The crew

The seven shuttle Atlantis astronauts hold a press conference one month before their planned launch to Hubble.

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STS-125: NASA leaders

The leaders of NASA's Space Operations and Science directorates give their insights into the upcoming shuttle mission to the Hubble Space Telescope.

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STS-125: Shuttle boss

The head of NASA's space shuttle program discusses the risks and plans for Atlantis' trek to Hubble.

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The Hubble program

An overview of the Hubble Space Telescope program and the planning that has gone into the final servicing mission.

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Hubble's future science

The new instruments to be installed into Hubble and the future science objectives for the observatory are previewed.

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Meet the Hubble crew

Meet the crew launching on Atlantis' STS-125 mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope and learn how each became an astronaut in this special biography movie.

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Miles O'Brien to anchor interactive coverage of shuttle launch to Hubble
SPACEFLIGHT NOW NEWS RELEASE
Posted: May 10, 2009

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Miles O'Brien, CNN's former space reporter and anchor for 16 years, returns to the Cape to anchor Spaceflight Now's historic coverage of the final Space Shuttle to Hubble.


Miles O'Brien (center) will anchor launch coverage with astronaut Leroy Chiao (left) and journalist David Waters (right). Credit: Gene Blevins/LA Daily News
 
Miles will unveil new technologies that allow our viewers to do more than watch the launch. Viewers can interact with our stellar guest line-up, from Hubble astronauts, scientists, and astronomers, to Sean O'Keefe, the NASA Administrator who originally cancelled this mission, and astronaut Scott Parazynski live from the Himalayas where he is preparing to scale Mt. Everest. "This is such a powerful tool. Journalism will never be the same -- and that is a good thing," said O'Brien.

O'Brien is joined by David Waters, a television journalist who covered Kennedy Space Center and also worked in the shuttle program before joining Spaceflight Now to help create this new kind of show that became a social media breakthrough during the first shuttle launch this year. "Why just watch America launch a space shuttle, when you can join the conversation and be part of the experience," said Waters.

Veteran Space Station Commander Leroy Chiao will provide insight into the tricky spacewalks ahead. Chiao is a veteran astronaut with 229 days in orbit, including spacewalks and his work as Chief of the Astronaut Office EVA Branch.

Spaceflight Now's stellar Hubble guest lineup also includes astronaut Loren Shriver, who commanded the shuttle that deployed Hubble, and astronaut Jeff Hoffman, who repaired the telescope during the first servicing mission. Bob Crippen, the first ever pilot of a Space Shuttle, and a man who knows a thing or two about high profile missions, tells us his thoughts on this historic day that is being watched around the world.

NWS certified TV meteorologist Julie Broughton will provide live weather updates and show us the big crowds watching the long-awaited launch from the beaches of Cape Canaveral.

Meanwhile, in our chat window, NASA will help field your questions along with former Houston Chronicle space reporter Mark Carreau, the most experienced space team on the planet, and space program workers and experts around the world.

Join the conversation live on Monday, May 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern time on SpaceflightNow.com

Founded in 1999, Spaceflight Now has built a reputation as the leading source of space news and video coverage. Based in Brevard County, Fla., Spaceflight Now's correspondents include former Aviation Week & Space Technology senior aerospace editor Craig Covault and pioneering Web editor Justin Ray, who has been providing live coverage of space launches worldwide for more than a decade. Visit Spaceflight Now on the web at http://spaceflightnow.com.

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VIDEO: HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE HISTORY MOVIE PLAY
VIDEO: A TRIBUTE TO THE CAMERA THAT SAVED HUBBLE PLAY
VIDEO: HUBBLE TELESCOPE PROGRAM BRIEFING FROM SUNDAY PLAY
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VIDEO: SATURDAY'S COUNTDOWN STATUS AND WEATHER UPDATE PLAY
VIDEO: ASTRONAUTS ARRIVE AT THE CAPE FOR LAUNCH PLAY
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VIDEO: NEWS BRIEFING FOLLOWING FLIGHT READINESS REVIEW PLAY

VIDEO: REFRESHER BRIEFING: THE STS-125 MISSION PLAY
VIDEO: REFRESHER BRIEFING: HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE PLAY
VIDEO: REFRESHER BRIEFING: THE SEVEN ASTRONAUTS PLAY

VIDEO: BIOGRAPHY MOVIE OF ATLANTIS' CREW PLAY
VIDEO: INTERVIEW WITH COMMANDER SCOTT ALTMAN PLAY | '09 UPDATE
VIDEO: INTERVIEW WITH PILOT GREG JOHNSON PLAY
VIDEO: INTERVIEW WITH MS1 MIKE GOOD PLAY
VIDEO: INTERVIEW WITH MS2 MEGAN MCARTHUR PLAY
VIDEO: INTERVIEW WITH MS3 JOHN GRUNSFELD PLAY | '09 UPDATE
VIDEO: INTERVIEW WITH MS4 MIKE MASSIMINO PLAY | '09 UPDATE
VIDEO: INTERVIEW WITH MS5 DREW FEUSTEL PLAY | '09 UPDATE

VIDEO: SHUTTLE ATLANTIS ARRIVES AT LAUNCH PAD 39A PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: THE SUN RISES ON ATLANTIS DURING ROLLOUT PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: ATLANTIS EMERGES FROM ASSEMBLY BUILDING PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: ORBITER VERTICAL FOR MATING TO FUEL TANK PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: ATLANTIS MOVES BACK TO ASSEMBLY BUILDING PLAY | HI-DEF

VIDEO: ATLANTIS LEAVES LAUNCH PAD 39A IN OCT. PLAY
VIDEO: TIMELAPSE OF THE ROLLBACK GETTING UNDERWAY PLAY

VIDEO: ASTRONAUTS REHEARSE QUICK SHUTTLE EXIT PLAY
VIDEO: CREW BOARDS ATLANTIS FOR MOCK COUNTDOWN PLAY
VIDEO: ASTRONAUTS DON SUITS FOR PRACTICE COUNTDOWN PLAY
VIDEO: CREW'S TRAINING ON ESCAPE BASKETS AND BUNKER PLAY
VIDEO: ASTRONAUTS CHAT WITH PRESS AT LAUNCH PAD PLAY
VIDEO: CREW TEST DRIVES EMERGENCY PAD ESCAPE VEHICLE PLAY
VIDEO: COMMANDER AND PILOT PRACTICE LANDING APPROACHES PLAY
VIDEO: CREW ARRIVES AT CAPE FOR PRACTICE COUNTDOWN PLAY
VIDEO: COMMENTS FROM COMMANDER AFTER ARRIVING PLAY

VIDEO: AERIAL VIEWS OF ATLANTIS AND ENDEAVOUR PLAY | HI-DEF

VIDEO: PRE-FLIGHT BRIEFING: THE STS-125 MISSION PLAY
VIDEO: PRE-FLIGHT BRIEFING: THE FIVE SPACEWALKS PLAY
VIDEO: PRE-FLIGHT BRIEFING: THE SEVEN ASTRONAUTS PLAY
VIDEO: PRE-FLIGHT BRIEFING: NASA LEADERSHIP PLAY
VIDEO: PRE-FLIGHT BRIEFING: SHUTTLE PROGRAM BOSS PLAY
VIDEO: PRE-FLIGHT BRIEFING: HUBBLE OVERVIEW PLAY
VIDEO: PRE-FLIGHT BRIEFING: HUBBLE SCIENCE PLAY

VIDEO: SHUTTLE ARRIVES ATOP PAD 39A PLAY
VIDEO: ATLANTIS EMERGES FROM VEHICLE ASSEMBLY BUILDING PLAY
VIDEO: TIME-LAPSE MOVIE OF ATLANTIS' ROLLOUT TO LAUNCH PAD PLAY

VIDEO: ATLANTIS ROLLS FROM HANGAR TO VAB PLAY
VIDEO: ATLANTIS LIFTED INTO PLACE FOR ATTACHMENT PLAY
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