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July 01, 2009

The Hubble Repairman

John Grunsfeld is an astronaut who just completed his fifth mission into space. He blasted off earlier this year aboard the Shuttle Atlantis to fix the ailing Hubble Telescope. A key part of the mission involved a space walk to tend to some delicate repairs to the telescope. The work was intricate and detailed: one mistake and the astronauts could put themselves and their team in jeopardy.

John joins Dick Gordon to discuss his thoughts on this, perhaps his last, space mission.

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