5 Things: Space Servicing

  • Released Wednesday, May 13, 2020
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Just as cars need maintenance on Earth, sometimes spacecraft need fixing, too. When astronauts work on spacecraft in orbit, it's called space servicing.

Want to know more about space servicing? Leave your questions in the comments below for a Q&A from 12-2 p.m. EDT on 5/14 with NASA astronauts and experts!

Fun fact! Astronauts traveled to the Hubble Space Telescope for five servicing missions. Their work is the reason why Hubble has lasted 30 years in space, showing us images of the universe as a more colorful and stranger place than we ever imagined.


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This page was originally published on Wednesday, May 13, 2020.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:44 PM EDT.