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by PressTV, May 14, 2009
Published here, Friday May 15, 2009 at 4:49 AM 

Atlantis astronauts step out of their space shuttle and embark on the first of five risky spacewalks to fix the Hubble telescope. 
John Grunsfeld and Andrew Feustel stepped out of Atlantis on Thursday to perform repair work on Hubble. It is estimated that the spacewalk in the debris-ridden orbit will take more than six hours. 
Their first task is to swap a 15-year-old camera with a $132 million wide-field camera which is the size of a baby piano. The team is also set to change the computer unit, batteries, gyroscopes and pointing mechanism of the telescope as well. 
The Atlantis mission had been previously canceled after the space shuttle Columbia incident which resulted in the deaths of seven people in 2003. 
Scientists hope that the repairs will allow the Hubble to continue its observation mission until it is guided into the Pacific Ocean in 2020.

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Hubble

Hubble

Atlantis astronauts step out of their space shuttle and embark on the first of five risky spacewalks to fix the Hubble telescope. 

John Grunsfeld and Andrew Feustel stepped out of Atlantis on Thursday to perform repair work on Hubble. It is estimated that the spacewalk in the debris-ridden orbit will take more than six hours. 

Their first task is to swap a 15-year-old camera with a $132 million wide-field camera which is the size of a baby piano. The team is also set to change the computer unit, batteries, gyroscopes and pointing mechanism of the telescope as well. 

The Atlantis mission had been previously canceled after the space shuttle Columbia incident which resulted in the deaths of seven people in 2003. 

Scientists hope that the repairs will allow the Hubble to continue its observation mission until it is guided into the Pacific Ocean in 2020.