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STS-109 Shuttle Mission Imagery

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STS109-E-5707 (9 March 2002) --- The Hubble Space Telescope, backdropped against the blackness of space over the horizon of the blue and white Earth, continues to distance itself from the Space Shuttle Columbia. The STS-109 crew deployed the giant telescope at 4:04 a.m. CST (1004 GMT), March 9, 2002. Afterward, the seven crew members began to focus their attention to the trip home, scheduled for March 12. The STS-109 astronauts conducted five space walks to service and upgrade Hubble. This image was recorded with a digital still camera.

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