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Orbiter: Atlantis
Mission: STS-125
Payload: HST SM-4
Launch: May 11, 2009
Time: 2:01 p.m. EDT
Site: Pad 39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida
Landing: May 24 @ 11:39 a.m. EDT
Site: Edwards Air Force Base, California

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Atlantis lands in California

The final space shuttle mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope ended Sunday when Atlantis landed in California, a safe conclusion to a dramatic flight that prepared the iconic observatory for a new revolution of discovery.

Photo credit: Gene Blevins/LA Daily News










Credit: Gene Blevins/LA Daily News
 

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VIDEO: THE FULL LANDING EXPERIENCE PLAY
VIDEO: ATLANTIS LANDS AT EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE PLAY
VIDEO: GO BEHIND THE SCENES WITH FLIGHT CONTROL TEAM PLAY
VIDEO: LANDING REPLAY: CAMERA 1 PLAY
VIDEO: LANDING REPLAY: CAMERA 2 PLAY
VIDEO: LANDING REPLAY: CAMERA 3 PLAY
VIDEO: LANDING REPLAY: CAMERA 4 PLAY
VIDEO: CREW TAKES WALKAROUND TOUR OF SHUTTLE ON RUNWAY PLAY
VIDEO: COMMENTS FROM COMMANDER SCOTT ALTMAN PLAY
VIDEO: NASA'S POST-LANDING NEWS BRIEFING PLAY

VIDEO: LANDING POSTPONED AN ADDITIONAL DAY BY WEATHER PLAY
VIDEO: LANDING POSTPONED 24 HOURS BY BAD WEATHER PLAY
VIDEO: PREVIEW OF FLIGHT DAY 12 ACTIVITIES PLAY

VIDEO: FLIGHT DAY 11 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE PLAY
VIDEO: PRE-LANDING MISSION STATUS BRIEFING PLAY
VIDEO: TELEVISION NETWORKS INTERVIEW THE CREW PLAY
VIDEO: A LIVE CHAT BETWEEN ASTRONAUTS AND U.S. SENATORS PLAY
VIDEO: PREVIEW OF FLIGHT DAY 11 ACTIVITIES PLAY

VIDEO: LEFT-HAND BOOSTER CAMERA LOOKING UPWARD PLAY
VIDEO: LEFT-HAND BOOSTER CAMERA LOOKING INBOARD PLAY
VIDEO: LEFT-HAND BOOSTER CAMERA LOOKING DOWNWARD PLAY
VIDEO: RIGHT-HAND BOOSTER CAMERA LOOKING UPWARD PLAY
VIDEO: RIGHT-HAND BOOSTER CAMERA LOOKING INBOARD PLAY
VIDEO: RIGHT-HAND BOOSTER CAMERA LOOKING DOWNWARD PLAY

VIDEO: PRESIDENT OBAMA CALLS THE ATLANTIS ASTRONAUTS PLAY
VIDEO: ATLANTIS' HEAT SHIELD OFFICIALLY CLEARED FOR ENTRY PLAY
VIDEO: SHIP-TO-SHIP CALL BETWEEN ATLANTIS AND STATION PLAY
VIDEO: CREW'S IN-FLIGHT NEWS CONFERENCE PLAY

VIDEO: STATION CREW'S WATER TASTE-TEST CEREMONY PLAY

VIDEO: FLIGHT DAY 9 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE PLAY
VIDEO: HST SCIENTIST CRITICIZES SHUTTLE RETIREMENT PLAY
VIDEO: HUBBLE DEPLOYED FROM THE SPACE SHUTTLE PLAY
VIDEO: TUESDAY'S MISSION STATUS BRIEFING PLAY
VIDEO: COMMANDER SCOTT ALTMAN'S COMMENTS AFTER DEPLOY PLAY
VIDEO: HUBBLE IS HOISTED OUT OF THE PAYLOAD BAY PLAY
VIDEO: ATLANTIS' ROBOT ARM GRAPPLES THE TELESCOPE PLAY
VIDEO: PREVIEW OF HST DEPLOY AND ATLANTIS INSPECTIONS PLAY

VIDEO: FLIGHT DAY 8 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE PLAY
VIDEO: MONDAY NIGHT UPDATE FROM HST CONTROL CENTER PLAY
VIDEO: MONDAY'S MISSION STATUS BRIEFING PLAY
VIDEO: HUBBLE'S HIGH-GAIN ANTENNA BOOMS UNFOLDED PLAY
VIDEO: COVER PUT ON HUBBLE ANTENNA AS EVA CONCLUDES PLAY
VIDEO: REFLECTING ON THE MISSION AS SPACEWALK NEARS END PLAY
VIDEO: SHEET OF THERMAL COVERING ADDED TO BAY 7 DOOR PLAY
VIDEO: NEW THERMAL SHIELDING PANEL PUT ON BAY 8 DOOR PLAY
VIDEO: DEGRADED THERMAL BLANKET PEELED OFF BAY 5 DOOR PLAY
VIDEO: THE OLD FINE GUIDANCE SENSOR STOWED FOR LANDING PLAY
VIDEO: UPGRADED FINE GUIDANCE SENSOR INSTALLED IN HUBBLE PLAY
VIDEO: OLD FINE GUIDANCE SENSOR REMOVED FROM TELESCOPE PLAY
VIDEO: SPACEWALKERS STRUGGLE WITH BOLTS AND LATCHES PLAY
VIDEO: REPLACEMENT OF HUBBLE'S 19-YEAR-OLD BATTERIES PLAY
VIDEO: SPACEWALKERS EMERGE FROM AIRLOCK TO START EVA PLAY
VIDEO: NARRATED PREVIEW OF SPACEWALK NO. 5 PLAY

VIDEO: FLIGHT DAY 7 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE PLAY
VIDEO: SUNDAY NIGHT UPDATE FROM HST CONTROL CENTER PLAY
VIDEO: SUNDAY'S MISSION STATUS BRIEFING PLAY
VIDEO: SPACE TELESCOPE IMAGING SPECTROGRAPH WORK DONE PLAY
VIDEO: OPENING COVER ON THE ELECTRONICS MODULE ON STIS PLAY
VIDEO: SPACEWALKER MIKE MASSIMINO REMOVES TINY SCREWS PLAY
VIDEO: TRIP FROM AIRLOCK BACK WITH SPARE POWER TOOL PLAY
VIDEO: CAPTURE PLATE MOUNTED ONTO STIS POWER MODULE PLAY
VIDEO: MASSIMINO FIGHTS WITH STUCK BOLT ON HANDRAIL PLAY
VIDEO: SPACEWALKERS GET ORGANIZED FOR STIS REPAIR PLAY
VIDEO: NARRATED PREVIEW OF SPACEWALK NO. 4 PLAY
VIDEO: FLIGHT DIRECTOR'S PREVIEW OF MISSION'S DAY 7 PLAY

VIDEO: FLIGHT DAY 6 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE PLAY
VIDEO: SATURDAY NIGHT UPDATE FROM HST CONTROL CENTER PLAY
VIDEO: SATURDAY'S MISSION STATUS BRIEFING PLAY
VIDEO: REPAIR OF ADVANCED CAMERA FOR SURVEYS FINISHED PLAY
VIDEO: WATCH AS GRUNSFELD REPAIRS HUBBLE CAMERA PLAY
VIDEO: COSTAR STOWED IN ATLANTIS' PAYLOAD BAY PLAY
VIDEO: UMBILICALS HOOKED UP TO NEW INSTRUMENT PLAY
VIDEO: COSMIC ORIGINS SPECTROGRAPH INSTALLED PLAY
VIDEO: SPECTROGRAPH PREPPED IN LAUNCH CARRIER PLAY
VIDEO: COSTAR OPTICS PACKAGE REMOVED FROM HUBBLE PLAY
VIDEO: SPACEWALKERS OPEN SHROUD DOORS ON TELESCOPE PLAY
VIDEO: NARRATED PREVIEW OF SPACEWALK NO. 3 PLAY
VIDEO: FLIGHT DIRECTOR'S PREVIEW OF MISSION'S DAY 6 PLAY

VIDEO: FLIGHT DAY 5 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE PLAY
VIDEO: FRIDAY NIGHT UPDATE FROM HST CONTROL CENTER PLAY
VIDEO: FRIDAY'S MISSION STATUS BRIEFING PLAY
VIDEO: SPARE GYRO UNIT INSTALLED INTO THIRD POSITION PLAY
VIDEO: ANOTHER GYROSCOPE UNIT PUT INTO SECOND SLOT PLAY
VIDEO: TROUBLE INSTALLING SECOND GYROSCOPE PACKAGE PLAY
VIDEO: REMOVAL OF SECOND GYROSCOPE PACKAGE FROM HUBBLE PLAY
VIDEO: INSTALLATION OF FIRST GYROSCOPE INTO HUBBLE PLAY
VIDEO: REMOVAL OF FIRST GYROSCOPE PACKAGE FROM HUBBLE PLAY
VIDEO: NARRATED PREVIEW OF SPACEWALK NO. 2 PLAY
VIDEO: FLIGHT DIRECTOR'S PREVIEW OF MISSION'S DAY 5 PLAY

VIDEO: FLIGHT DAY 4 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE PLAY
VIDEO: THURSDAY NIGHT UPDATE FROM HST CONTROL CENTER PLAY
VIDEO: THURSDAY'S MISSION STATUS BRIEFING PLAY
VIDEO: SOFT CAPTURE MECHANISM PUT ON HUBBLE PLAY
VIDEO: SCIENCE INSTRUMENT COMMAND & DATA HANDLING UNIT PLAY
VIDEO: PARTIALLY FAILED SIC&DH UNIT REMOVED FROM HST PLAY
VIDEO: WFPC2 CAMERA STOWED IN ATLANTIS FOR RETURN PLAY
VIDEO: OVERVIEW OF WIDE FIELD CAMERA 3 INSTRUMENT PLAY
VIDEO: SPACEWALKERS INSTALL THE WIDE FIELD CAMERA 3 PLAY
VIDEO: NEW WIDE FIELD CAMERA 3 PREPPED FOR INSTALLATION PLAY
VIDEO: 16-YEAR-OLD WFPC2 CAMERA REMOVED FROM HUBBLE PLAY
VIDEO: LATCHING BOLT ON WPFC2 FINALLY RELEASED PLAY
VIDEO: FIGHTING WITH TROUBLESOME BOLT ON WPFC2 PLAY
VIDEO: FEUSTEL INSTALLS HANDLE ONTO WPFC2 FOR REMOVAL PLAY
VIDEO: HANDLING FIXTURE DEPLOYED TO HOLD OLD CAMERA PLAY
VIDEO: GRUNSFELD INSTALLS SUPPORT POSTS UNDER HST PLAY
VIDEO: FEUSTEL OPENS LATCHES ON INSTRUMENT CARRIER PLAY
VIDEO: ASTRONAUTS EXIT AIRLOCK TO START EVA NO. 1 PLAY
VIDEO: NARRATED PREVIEW OF SPACEWALK NO. 1 PLAY

VIDEO: FLIGHT DAY 3 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE PLAY
VIDEO: WEDNESDAY NIGHT UPDATE FROM HST CONTROL CENTER PLAY
VIDEO: WEDNESDAY'S MISSION MANAGEMENT TEAM UPDATE PLAY
VIDEO: WEDNESDAY'S MISSION STATUS BRIEFING PLAY
VIDEO: TIME-LAPSE OF MOVING HUBBLE INTO PAYLOAD BAY PLAY
VIDEO: SHUTTLE ATLANTIS' ROBOT ARM CAPTURES HUBBLE PLAY
VIDEO: FIRST UP CLOSE VIEWS OF HUBBLE IN 7 YEARS PLAY
VIDEO: SHUTTLE ENGINE FIRING TO CIRCULARIZE ORBIT PLAY
VIDEO: INSIGHTFUL OVERVIEW OF ATLANTIS' MISSION PLAY
VIDEO: NARRATED PREVIEW ANIMATION OF HUBBLE RENDEZVOUS PLAY

VIDEO: FLIGHT DAY 2 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE PLAY
VIDEO: TUESDAY NIGHT UPDATE FROM HST CONTROL CENTER PLAY
VIDEO: TUESDAY'S MISSION MANAGEMENT TEAM UPDATE PLAY
VIDEO: SLOW-MOTION OF DEBRIS THAT APPARENTLY HIT TILES PLAY
VIDEO: TILE DAMAGE FOUND DURING INSPECTIONS PLAY
VIDEO: CAPCOM CALLS CREW ABOUT MINOR DAMAGE PLAY
VIDEO: TUESDAY'S MISSION STATUS BRIEFING PLAY
VIDEO: PREVIEW ANIMATION OF HEAT SHIELD INSPECTIONS PLAY

VIDEO: FLIGHT DAY 1 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE PLAY
VIDEO: THE FULL STS-125 LAUNCH EXPERIENCE PLAY
VIDEO: LAUNCH REPLAY: EXTERNAL TANK CAMERA PLAY
VIDEO: FOOTAGE OF FUEL TANK AFTER JETTISON PLAY

VIDEO: LAUNCH REPLAY: FRONT CAMERA PLAY
VIDEO: LAUNCH REPLAY: BEACH TRACKER PLAY
VIDEO: LAUNCH REPLAY: PAD PERIMETER PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: LAUNCH REPLAY: UCS-23 TRACKER PLAY
VIDEO: LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA CS-1 PLAY
VIDEO: LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA CS-2 PLAY
VIDEO: LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA CS-6 PLAY
VIDEO: LAUNCH REPLAY: VAB ROOF PLAY
VIDEO: LAUNCH REPLAY: PRESS SITE PLAY
VIDEO: LAUNCH REPLAY: WEST TOWER PLAY
VIDEO: LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA 009 PLAY
VIDEO: LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA 041 PLAY
VIDEO: LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA 049 PLAY
VIDEO: LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA 050 PLAY
VIDEO: LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA 051 PLAY
VIDEO: LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA 060 PLAY
VIDEO: LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA 061 PLAY
VIDEO: LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA 063 PLAY
VIDEO: LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA 070 PLAY
VIDEO: LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA 071 PLAY

VIDEO: SPACE SHUTTLE ATLANTIS BLASTS OFF! PLAY | HI-DEF
VIDEO: STS-125 POST-LAUNCH NEWS CONFERENCE PLAY
VIDEO: INSIDE MISSION CONTROL DURING LAUNCH PLAY
VIDEO: NARRATED ANIMATION OF DAY 1 INSPECTIONS PLAY
MORE: STS-125 VIDEO COVERAGE
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