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NOVA | Hubble's Amazing Rescue | PBS

See the full episode at nearly 20 years in space and hundreds of thousands of spectacular images, the Hubble Space Telescope's gyroscopes and sensors were failing, its batteries running down, and some of its instruments were already dead. NOVA weaves together the compelling story of this dangerous 12-day mission and its five pressure-filled spacewalks. For two years leading up to launch, NOVA followed the mission closely, with unprecedented access to every aspect of the endeavor, from NASA's training facilities for flight preparation to the historic mission itself. Hubbles Amazing Rescue aired Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at 8PM ET/PT on PBS. For more information, visit
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