I am watching on my iPhone NASA TV showing the Hubble Space Telescope being docked to the Atlantis shuttle. We are clearly living in the future, don’t you think?

Thanks to my colleague Marshall Perrin from UCLA for telling me about TVUPlayer, a useful tool to watch NASA TV on my phone. 🙂

I am attaching a few captured screen pictures in case you could not watch that. I must confess that I missed the part when the observatory was attached to Atlantis since I still have to read these ESO proposals 🙂

enjoy

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In this sequence of three images you can see the slow motion of the arm bringing the Hubble Space Telescope nearby the dock of Atlantis.

HST and Earth in the background. The robotic arm is visible on the right.
The Hubble Space Telescope at 600 km above Earth. The robotic arm is visible on the right.
HST 600 km above Baja California
HST 600 km above Baja California
The docking was successful.
The dock as seen when Atlantis is in the night side.
Inside space command, while waiting for communication with the shuttle to be recovered (The cluster Atlantis-HST was above the Indian Ocean at this time)
Inside Johnson space center, while waiting for communication with the shuttle to be recovered (The cluster Atlantis-HST was above the Indian Ocean at this time)

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