HUBBLE TELESCOPE

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The Hubble Space Telescope (HST), backdropped over Madagascar, is berthed in Endeavour's cargo bay following its capture by the STS-61 astronauts. The crew used TV cameras to survey the spacecraft before sending out four astronauts on five separate sessions of extravehicular activity (EVA) to perform a variety of servicing tasks(12/04/93).

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Sunlight reflects off Endeavour's aft windows and the shiny Hubble Space Telescope (HST) prior to its post-servicing deployment near the end of the eleven-day STS-61 mission. The Remote Manipulator System (RMS) arm is seen in the upper right hand of the scene (12/09/93).