STS-82 Hubble Servicing Mission (Archive: NASA, Marshall, 02/11/97)

STS-82 Hubble Servicing Mission (Archive: NASA, Marshall, 02/11/97)
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Launched from Kennedy Space Center on February 11, 1997, STS-82 was the second mission intended to service the Hubble Space Telescope. The goal of this mission was the replacement of the Goddard High Resolution Spectrograph (GHRS) and Faint Object Spectrograph (FOS) with the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) and Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) scientific instruments. Development of the Hubble Space Telescope was led by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.

This photo shows Payload Commander Mark C. Lee (left) and Mission Specialist Steven L. Smith (on RMS arm) conducting an unscheduled fifth extravehicular activity (EVA) during which they attach several thermal insulation blankets to three of Hubble's equipment compartments at the top of the Support Systems Module section.

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