Senator Mikulski Celebrates Hubble Success

  • Released Monday, May 18, 2009
  • Updated Monday, March 29, 2021 at 12:28PM
  • ID: 10439

The Hubble Space Telescope has been with us for nearly two decades. In that time, its breathtaking images have captured peoples imaginations and its groundbreaking science has revealed some of the many secrets of our universe.

After five spacewalks by the STS-125 mission to repair Hubble, commander Scott "Scooter" Altman confirmed a successful release of the Hubble telescope from the Space Shuttle Atlantis.

Shortly after the deploy, Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski visited controllers in Goddard's Space Telescope Operations Control Center. Mikulski, who praised the Hubble team for their hard work and dedication during this mission.

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