HUBBLE MISSION PHOTOS: Telescope's Final Tune-Up

HUBBLE MISSION PHOTOS: Telescope's Final Tune-Up
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An astronaut snapped this photograph of the bus-size Hubble Space Telescope before the shuttle Atlantis rendezvoused with the orbiting observatory two days into the final Hubble repair mission.

"When I first saw the telescope, it was just a tiny dot on the horizon," said astronaut Megan McArthur.

"I went downstairs to tell the other guys ... and they said, Come back when it gets a little bigger, because they were real busy getting their space suits ready to go," she said. "But it did really feel neat just seeing that first dot on the horizon and thinking about what was to come."
—Photograph courtesy NASA
 
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