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Shuttle crew preparing to release Hubble

19 May 2009, 11:49 UTC
Shuttle crew preparing to release Hubble
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After five incredibly successful spacewalks, the STS-125 crew is preparing to release Hubble. NASA’s associate administrator of the Science Missions Directorate Ed Weiler described this final mission to Hubble as “bittersweet” and, no doubt, the astronauts are feeling privileged to be the last humans to interact with the iconic instrument.
Later today, in preparation for their return to Earth, astronauts will checkout Atlantis’ thermal protection system.

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