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Click to enlargeSTS031 Hubble Deploy Photo

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High quality Space Shuttle picture, slide, or Duratrans backlit transparency. NASA photograph STS031-76-039. Wide variety of sizes.

Hubble Space Telescope (HST), with its solar array (SA) wings and high gain antennae (HGA) fully extended,is released from Discovery's, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 103's, remote manipulator system (RMS) end effector and is set free into Earth orbit by the STS-31 crew. HST drifts away from the end effector over the Andes Mountains.Parts of Bolivia, Peru, Chile, and Argentina are visible. The view covers a huge area of the western half of South America stretching from 14 degrees south latitude to 23 degrees, about 1,000 kilometers.

Date Taken: April 29, 1990
Credits: JSC NASA

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