Posted: December 25, 1999
During the third and final spacewalk of mission STS-103, astronauts successfully installed a new control unit, replaced a broken data transmitter and switched out an old tape recorder on the Hubble Space Telescope. Images from NASA.
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Vehicle: Discovery (OV-103)
Payload: HST Servicing Mission-3A
Launch date: Dec. 20, 1999
Launch window: 0050-0132 GMT (1950-2032 EST Dec. 19)
Launch site: LC-39B, Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
Landing date: Dec. 27, 1999
Landing time: 2224 GMT (1724 EST)
Landing site: SLF, Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
Second spacewalk - views from Thursday's spacewalk.
First spacewalk - views from Wednesday's spacewalk.
Retrieval - Images from Tuesday's rendezvous and capture of Hubble.
Launch - Images from Sunday's countdown and launch.
British born astronaut Michael Foale removes Hubble's old computer during the second spacewalk of the mission.
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Space shuttle Discovery launches on STS-103 for the third mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope.
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Discovery's solid rocket boosters peel away from the shuttle's external fuel tank just over two minutes into flight.
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The STS-103 crew depart their crew quarters on Sunday afternoon headed for launch pad 39B.
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NASA Launch Director Dave King announces that the first launch attempt on Friday was scrubbed because of bad weather.
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