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Thursday, 23 December, 1999, 11:41 GMT
In pictures: Space walk

Astronauts aboard the shuttle Discovery have completed repairs to the navigational system of the Hubble telescope. These are stills from their televised space walk.


orbitting earth

A television camera onboard Discovery shows the Hubble telescope in the shuttle's cargo bay as it orbits the Earth.


astronaut waving

Astronaut John Grunsfeld (right foreground) secures equipment to the robot arm as Steven Smith waves from the telescope.


closing door of hubble

New gyroscopes were fitted and voltage regulators to keep the Hubble's six batteries from overheating.


drilling

John Grunsfeld works with his back to the telescope.


two astronauts

Some of the work required Steven Smith (background) to climb inside the telescope..


more drilling

John Grunsfeld holds a large drill while working on the end of Discovery's robot arm.

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22 Dec 99 |  Sci/Tech
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