The Hubble Repairman Views Earth

April 25, 2012


Astronaut John Grunsfeld performs work on the Hubble Space Telescope as the first of five spacewalks on May 14, 2009, kicked off a week of work on the orbiting observatory. Grunsfeld, a spacewalk veteran with a long relationship with the telescope, participated in three spacewalks during Servicing Mission 4. (Photo/Hubblesite)

NASA Astronaut John Grunsfeld says even when floating in space, it's important to take time for reflection, especially if you have a great view. Service crews have so many items to address when they are outside, they often don't have a minute to observe their own spacewalk. Grunsfeld decided it was so important to for his crew to return to Earth with that memory, he built it into the schedule.

NOVA: Hubble's Amazing Rescue


Sign Up

Sign-up for WGBH Science updates, WGBH promotions, and previews of what's coming up on WGBH TV.




Support for WGBH is provided by:
Become a WGBH sponsor