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Astronauts Repair Hubble Telescope

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Science, Transportation,

Hubble TelescopeWhile we were all leading our mundane lives the past week, astronauts John Grunsfeld and Andrew Feustel spent 7 hours installing a new camera on the Hubble Telescope. This cam replaces one that was built in the 90s and is sensitive to infrared and ultraviolet light as well as the human eye’s wavelengths. As we have previously mentioned, this is NASA’s final trek that over an eleven day period includes replacing a key computer.

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Hubble Gets New Facelift in Part by Hubble Huggers

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Science, Transportation,

Atlantis Take Off

NASA/ESA’s Hubble Space Telescope is about to receive its final upgrade, one that they hope means another 5 years of use. Atlantis and a crew of seven astronauts took off today, but it almost didn’t happen. Hubble Huggers such as Fernando Ribeiro, who founded the site SaveTheHubble, were undoubtedly partially responsible. He collected about 5,500 signatures on a petition to reverse a decision by NASA to postpone a Hubble repair mission after the 2003 Columbia disaster. NASA credits the support as part of the reason it changed its mind.

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In Theaters This Weekend (9/7)

Brothers SolomonIf you need a little help planning your weekend, here are a few possible suggestions:

3:10 to Yuma:  starring Russell Crowe, Christian Bale (click here to read our early review)
Shoot ‘Em Up:  starring Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti, Monica Bellucci (directed by Michael Davis)
The Brothers Solomon:  starring Will Forte, Will Arnett (directed by

Jeff Garlin

Bob Odenkirk)

I Want Someone To Eat Cheese With*:  starring Jeff Garlin, Sarah Silverman, Bonnie Hunt (directed by Jeff Garlin)
The Bubble*:  Ohad Knoller, Yousef ‘Joe’ Sweid, Daniela Virtzer (directed by Eytan Fox)
In the Shadow of the Moon*:  documentary (directed by David Singleton)
Fierce People*:  starring Donald Sutherland, Diane Lane (directed by Griffin Dunne)
Hatchet*:  starring Kane Hodder, Joel Moore, Deon Richmond (directed by Adam Green)
Romance & Cigarettes*: starring James Gandolfini , Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet (directed by John Turturro)
Milarepa: Magician, Murderer, Saint*:  starring Jamyang Lodro, Kelsang (directed by Neten Chokling)

*limited and/or gradual release


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