The Coalition for Space Exploration invites you to participate in a live six-hour video Web cast of the STS-125 launch, the final shuttle mission to the Hubble Telescope, this Monday, May 11, from Spaceflight Now's Mission Status Center at the Kennedy Space Center. The Web cast will begin at 8:30 a.m. and liftoff is scheduled for 2:01 p.m. EDT.
During this last Hubble mission, the seven astronauts will renew, revive and restore the Hubble telescope. They will conduct five spacewalks to install and repair instruments and perform component replacements - all designed to keep this high-performance telescope functioning through 2014. Click here to view NASA's video on how they will accomplish this technical feat.
The live Web cast brings up-to-the-minute coverage to your computer or hand-held device, featuring veteran space broadcasters Miles O'Brien and David Waters. Special guest appearances include:
- Robert "Bob" Crippen, Coalition board member and former astronaut who served as pilot of first space shuttle mission and commanded three other flights
- Dean Acosta, 2009 Chairman, Coalition for Space Exploration
Tune in at www.spaceflightnow.org between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Follow the broadcasters and ask questions live via Twitter during the Web cast!
"STS 125 Launch Webcast." Nasa News. Coalition for Space Exploration. 8 May 2009. Web. 10 May 2009. <http://www.spacecoalition.com/sts125_mail.cfm>