Time:|| Dec. 19, 1999|
6:50 p.m. CST
6:34 p.m. CST
5:03 p.m. CST
6:01 p.m. CST
days, 23 hours,|
10 minutes, 47 seconds
From the Gallery:
STS-103 Mission Specialists Steve Smith, right, and John Grunsfeld anchor themselves to Discovery's robot arm while
performing maintenance tasks on the Hubble Space Telescope.
Upgrades Hubble Space Telescope
In December 1999, Space Shuttle Discovery spent eight days
in orbit on a mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope.
Two teams of space walkers spent more than 24 hours conducting
extravehicular activities, or EVAs, installing new equipment
and performing other maintenance tasks to upgrade the space-based
crew was commanded by Curtis Brown and piloted by Scott Kelly.
Jean-Francois Clervoy was the primary robotic arm operator,
and the four space walkers were Mike Foale, John Grunsfeld, Claude Nicollier and Steve Smith. Clervoy and Nicollier represented
the European Space Agency.
crewmembers Jean-Francois Clervoy and John Grunsfeld offered a peek inside their mission with the letters they wrote to
we finished the preparations for tomorrow's space walks, and
now I must go to sleep. Big day for me tomorrow. My first
EVA, and my chance to meet the Hubble Telescope up close and
John Grunsfeld, Dec. 21, 1999
21, 1999, 6:34 p.m. CST|
22, 1999 |
elapsed time: 8 hours, 15 minutes
elapsed time: 8 hours, 10 minutes
elapsed time: 8 hours, 8 minutes
25, 1999, 5:03 p.m. CST|