NASA Delays Finanl Repair Mission To Hubble Space Telescope

May 23, 2008

NASA stated that they have delayed the final repair mission to the Hubble Space Telescope.New York (ChattahBox) – NASA stated that they have delayed the final repair mission to the Hubble Space Telescope.

The delay pushes the mission back from August 28 to October 8, more than a month.

The delay was caused by the slow production of new fuel tanks, which were modified following the 2003 Columbia tragedy.

The repair mission will be carried out by 7 astronauts who will launch on the space shuttle Atlantis. This is the last repair mission to the 18-year old Hubble Space Telescope.

In 2010, NASA will retire the telescope, replacing it with the Constellation program.


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