Astronauts doing more Hubble work
May 15, 2009
MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.
Atlantis' astronauts headed out for another spacewalk today, this time to give the Hubble Space Telescope some new, badly needed gyroscopes and batteries. Replacing Hubble's gyroscopes is the top priority for this final repair mission to the 19-year-old observatory. The gyroscopes are part of the telescope pointing system, and half of the old ones are broken. The two spacewalkers Michael Massimino and Michael Good ventured out as the shuttle and anchored telescope sailed 350 miles above the Atlantic Ocean. "It is a beautiful day outs i d...