Astronaut Hoffman with Hubble WF/PC, STS-61

Astronaut Hoffman with Hubble WF/PC, STS-61

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Caption: Servicing the Hubble Space Telescope. Astronaut Jeffrey Hoffman (lower right of centre) holding the original Wide Field and Planetary Camera (WF/PC) of the Hubble Space Telescope during Shuttle Mission STS-61. Astronaut Story Musgrave is seen near bottom left checking out other equipment in the payload bay. One of the tasks on this servicing flight was to replace the WF/PC with a new version. The new camera (white rectangle) has improved detectors as well as a new optics system to allow for the fault in the HST's main mirror. Five spacewalk shifts were performed to conduct all of the servicing tasks required. Mission STS-61 flew on 2-13 December 1993.

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