|Endeavour set to send to astronauts for Hubble Telescope
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|Author:||Tweaked [ Mon Sep 22, 2008 6:24 am ]|
|Post subject:||Endeavour set to send to astronauts for Hubble Telescope|
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- In an unprecedented step, a space shuttle was moved to the launch pad Friday for a trip NASA hopes it will never make - a rescue mission. The shuttle Endeavour is on standby in case the seven astronauts who go up on Atlantis next month need a safer ride home.
Atlantis and its crew are headed into space for one last repair job on the 18-year-old Hubble Space Telescope. It's a venture that was canceled when first proposed a few years ago because it was considered too dangerous.
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