NASA Figures Out Remote-Control Hubble Photo Fix

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - NASA engineers say they've figured out a
long-distance fix to a major glitch on the Hubble Space Telescope.
The telescope hasn't been able to capture and beam down photos
for more than two weeks because of a computer problem. NASA
engineers outlined on Tuesday their plans for a complicated remote
control fix.
They plan to wake up computer components that have been dormant
in space for more than 18 years. That should allow Hubble to send
star pictures back to Earth by Friday morning.
The computer failure forced NASA to postpone a shuttle mission
to upgrade Hubble until early next year.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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