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STS-125
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Fourth and final servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope. Only shuttle mission authorized prior to shuttle retirement not to go to the ISS - therefore with no means of space rescue should the heat shield be damaged during ascent to orbit.

AKA: Atlantis;HST-SM4;STS-122A. Launched: 2009-05-11. Returned: 2009-05-24. Number crew: 7 . Duration: 12.90 days.

Flight originally planned as STS-122 and to have been flown by the Columbia orbiter prior to the Columbia disaster and to have flown in April 2004. No crew had been named at the time of the loss of Columbia.


More at: STS-125.

Family: Manned spaceflight. People: Altman, Feustel, Good, Grunsfeld, Johnson, Gregory C, Massimino, McArthur, Megan. Country: USA. Spacecraft: Atlantis. Launch Sites: Cape Canaveral. Agency: NASA.

2009 May 11 - . 18:02 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39A. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle.
  • STS-125 - . Call Sign: Atlantis. Crew: Altman, Feustel, Good, Grunsfeld, Johnson, Gregory C, Massimino, McArthur, Megan. Payload: Atlantis F30 /. Mass: 119,820 kg (264,150 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Program: Hubble. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: Soyuz TMA-14, STS-125. Spacecraft Bus: Shuttle. Spacecraft: Atlantis. Duration: 12.90 days. Decay Date: 2009-05-24 . USAF Sat Cat: 34933 . COSPAR: 2009-025A. Apogee: 566 km (351 mi). Perigee: 302 km (187 mi). Inclination: 28.5000 deg. Period: 93.30 min.

    Hubble Servicing Mission SM-4. Atlantis rendezvoused with the Hubble space observatory, grappled it with the RMS arm, and secured it in the payload bay at 18:12 GMT on 13 May. After repairs and upgrades over four EVA's, the satellite was released at 12:57 GMT on 19 May. Atlantis landed at Edwards AFB at 15:39 GMT on 24 May.


2009 May 12 - .
  • STS-125 - Wakeup Song: Kryptonite - . Flight: STS-125. "Kryptonite" performed by 3 Doors Down. It was played for pilot Greg Johnson..

2009 May 13 - .
  • STS-125 - Wakeup Song: Upside Down - . Flight: STS-125. "Upside Down" by Jack Johnson at 4:01 a.m. CDT. The song was played for Megan McArthur..

2009 May 14 - .
  • EVA STS-125-1 - . Crew: Feustel, Grunsfeld. EVA Duration: 0.31 days. Nation: USA. Program: Hubble. Flight: STS-125. Replaced the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC 2) with Wide Field Camera 3 (WFPC III), replaced the Science Instrument Command and Data Handling Unit, lubricated three of the shroud doors, and installed a mechanism for spacecraft to capture Hubble f.

2009 May 14 - .
  • STS-125 - Wakeup Song: Stickshifts and Safetybelts - . Flight: STS-125. "Stickshifts and Safetybelts" performed by Cake. It was played for Drew Feustel..

2009 May 15 - .
  • EVA STS-125-2 - . Crew: Good, Massimino. EVA Duration: 0.33 days. Nation: USA. Program: Hubble. Flight: STS-125. Removed and replaced all three of Hubble's gyroscope rate sensing units (RSUs). Removed the first of two battery unit modules.[154][155].

2009 May 15 - .
  • STS-125 - Wakeup Song: God of Wonders. - . Flight: STS-125. "God of Wonders." It was played for Mike Good..

2009 May 16 - .
  • EVA STS-125-3 - . Crew: Feustel, Grunsfeld. EVA Duration: 0.28 days. Nation: USA. Program: Hubble. Flight: STS-125. Removed COSTAR corrective optics package and installed Cosmic Origins Spectrograph. Repaired Advanced Camera for Surveys including get-ahead by completing steps from EVA-5.[156].

2009 May 16 - .
  • STS-125 - Wakeup Song: Hotel Cepollina - . Flight: STS-125. "Hotel Cepollina" performed by Fuzzbox Piranha. The song was played for John Grunsfeld..

2009 May 17 - .
  • EVA STS-125-4 - . Crew: Good, Massimino. EVA Duration: 0.33 days. Nation: USA. Program: Hubble. Flight: STS-125. Repaired Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph.[157].

2009 May 17 - .
  • STS-125 - Wakeup Song: New York State of Mind - . Flight: STS-125. "New York State of Mind" performed by Billy Joel. The song was played for Mission Specialist Mike Massimino..

2009 May 18 - .
  • EVA STS-125-5 - . Crew: Feustel, Grunsfeld. EVA Duration: 0.29 days. Nation: USA. Program: Hubble. Flight: STS-125. The twenty third and final spacewalk to service Hubble and last planned EVA from the Shuttle airlock replaced the final battery module, installed Fine Guidance Sensor No. 3, removed degraded insulation panels from bays 8, 5 and 7, and installed three New .

2009 May 18 - .
  • STS-125 - Wakeup Song: Sound of Your Voice - . Flight: STS-125. "Sound of Your Voice" performed by Barenaked Ladies. It was played for Commander Scott Altman..

2009 May 19 - .
  • STS-125 - Wakeup Song: Lie in Our Graves - . Flight: STS-125. "Lie in Our Graves" performed by the Dave Matthews Band. It was played for Mission Specialist Megan McArthur..

2009 May 20 - .
  • STS-125 - Wakeup Song: Star Trek - . Flight: STS-125. "Star Trek" ” which was composed by Alexander Courage. The song was played for the entire crew..

2009 May 21 - .
  • STS-125 - Wakeup Song: Cantina Band, - . Flight: STS-125. "Cantina Band," one of composer John Williams’ songs from the soundtrack to “Star Wars.” The song was played for the entire crew..

2009 May 22 - .
  • STS-125 - Wakeup Song: The Galaxy Song - . Flight: STS-125. "The Galaxy Song" from “Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life.” It was played for the entire crew..

2009 May 23 - .
  • STS-125 - Wakeup Song: Where My Heart Will Take Me - . Flight: STS-125. "Where My Heart Will Take Me" performed by Russell Watson. It was played for the entire crew..

2009 May 24 - .
  • STS-125 - Wakeup Song: Ride of the Valkyries - . Flight: STS-125. "Ride of the Valkyries" ies,” composed by Richard Wagner. It was played for the entire crew..


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