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Last dance with Hubble

CAPE CANAVERAL (AP) - Astronauts are about to touch the Hubble
Space Telescope for the last time.
Atlantis spacewalkers John Grunsfeld and Andrew Feustel
(FOY-stahl) will leave the space shuttle Atlantis Monday morning
for their mission's fifth and final spacewalk.
This is also the fifth and final repair mission for the
19-year-old telescope.
The shuttle will release Hubble on Tuesday. NASA hopes these
repairs will buy Hubble five to 10 more years of life. After that,
a robot will steer Hubble back into Earth's atmosphere and toward a
watery grave.
The astronauts Monday will replace a couple batteries, a sensor
and some insulation. They will try to make insulation repairs that
were supposed to be completed Sunday, but couldn't get done because
of problems with a balky bolt.l be attempted.


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