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STS-109 Shuttle Mission Imagery

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STS109-730-034 (9 March 2002) --- Backdropped by the horizon of the blue and white Earth and the blackness of space, the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) floats gracefully after the release from Columbia’s robot arm at the close of a successful servicing mission. The event marks the fifth time in history that a Space Shuttle has released the great observatory. Those occasions were the initial release in 1990 and four subsequent servicing missions including STS-109.

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