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Astronaut Kathryn C. Thornton, on the end of the Space Shuttle Endeavour's Remote Manipulator System (RMS) arm, hovers over equipment associated with servicing chores on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) during the second extravehicular activity (EVA) on the eleven-day mission.

Astronaut Kathy Thornton remembers her spacewalk during one of the Hubble Servicing Missions, STS-61.


30th anniversary of Hubble

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has been in operation for 30 years. In honor of its 30th birthday, here are 30 fast facts about this Great Observatory.

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Apollo 13 astronaut Jim Lovell remembers the crew’s chance of survival was less than 10%. Hear this story on the 50th anniversary of their safe return home.

Apollo 13 astronaut Jim Lovell remembers the crew’s chance of survival was less than 10%. Hear this story on the 50th anniversary of their safe return home.

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Featured Flashback with Apollo astronaut Fred Haise

On the 50th anniversary of Apollo 13’s launch from Kennedy Space Center, hear astronaut Fred Haise talk about how he put himself on an astronaut’s career path.


This 2006 image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope shows bands and a new dark spot in Uranus' atmosphere.

Test your knowledge of the first planet to be discovered since ancient times in this fun, educational quiz!

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