Planets and Moons  Universe  ID: 13176

Hubble Tool Time Episode 2 - Servicing Mission 1

Retired NASA astronaut John Grunsfeld hosts this six-part mini-series about the tools used on the Hubble Space Telescope servicing missions. Hubble was uniquely designed to be serviced in space so that components could be repaired and upgraded. Astronauts using custom-designed tools performed challenging spacewalks on five servicing missions from 1993 to 2009 to keep Hubble operating so that it could change our fundamental understanding of the universe.

Join John and EVA manager Russ Werneth in this episode of Hubble Tool Time to learn about the power ratchet tool used on Hubble’s first servicing mission in 1993.

In addition to enabling Hubble's scientific discoveries, the tools developed by teams at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and tested in collaboration with the Johnson Space Center furthered NASA's human exploration capabilities. These tools and the knowledge gleaned from the Hubble servicing missions are used today by astronauts on the International Space Station, and will be critical to NASA's future crewed missions to the Moon and Mars.

For more information, visit nasa.gov/hubble.

Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Katrina Jackson.
Music credits: "Wine On It" by Kevin Blanc [SACEM]; KTSA Publishing SACEM; Gum Tapes; Killer Tracks Production Music. "Breakthrough" by Donn Wilerson [BMI]; Killer Tracks BMI; Killer Tracks Production Music.
 

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Credits

Lead Producer:
Katrina Jackson (USRA)

Videographers:
John Caldwell (AIMM)
Katrina Jackson (USRA)

Editor:
Katrina Jackson (USRA)

Motion Graphics:
Jessica Koynock (GSFC Interns)
Bailee DesRocher (USRA)

Host:
John Grunsfeld (NASA)

Talent:
Russell Werneth (InuTeq)

Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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Mission:
Hubble

Keywords:
SVS >> Hubble Space Telescope
SVS >> Tools
SVS >> Astronaut
SVS >> Engineers
NASA Science >> Planets and Moons
NASA Science >> Universe
SVS >> Engineering