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STS-109 Shuttle Mission Imagery

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KSC-02PD-0217 (03/01/2002) --- KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Columbia emblazons the pre-dawn clouds as it soars into the sky on its 27th flight into space on STS-109. Liftoff occurred at 5:22:02:08 a.m. CST(11:22:02:08 GMT). The goal of the mission is the maintenance and upgrade of the Hubble Space Telescope, to be carried out in five spacewalks.

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