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STS-109 Shuttle Mission Imagery

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STS109-E-5882 (9 March 2002) --- The Hubble Space Telescope (HST), appearing as a tiny, almost indistinguishable glowing mass, distances itself from the Space Shuttle Columbia following its release on March 9, 2002. Considering its original deployment in 1990 and three previous servicing missions, this marked the fifth time a shuttle has bidden farewell to the giant telescope. This image was recorded with a digital still camera.

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