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Hubble's final servicing mission

On Monday, May 11, after months of delays and preparation, NASA's Space Shuttle Atlantis launched from the Kennedy Space Center on the final servicing mission to the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope. The seven crew members left Florida for low Earth orbit at 2:01 pm, for a scheduled 11-day mission, including 5 days of Extra-vehicular activity (EVAs) to work on the Hubble. So far the repairs appear to be going very well - the final EVA is scheduled for today, and the landing planned for May 22nd. I was fortunate enough to attend the launch at Banana Creek viewing area, and wish to extend my gratitude to all the people at NASA. (Only one of the photos below is mine) (31 photos total)

Space Shuttle Atlantis rolls atop the crawler transporter out to launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center on March 31, 2009 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. (Matt Stroshane/Getty Images)
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1220 comments so far...
1.

Amazing photos, especially 13.

Posted by Harry Murdoch May 18, 09 01:14 PM
2.

God I love NASA!

Posted by Anthony James Bruno May 18, 09 01:15 PM
3.

#16 is awesome. It looks fantastic

Posted by Cess007 May 18, 09 01:18 PM
4.

WAOWWW! maravillosas imágenes

Envidiable trabajo..

Posted by Iván May 18, 09 01:19 PM
5.

I love Hubble :-)

Posted by Sara May 18, 09 01:20 PM
6.

awesome set
twins in # 7
ipod in #28

Posted by jt May 18, 09 01:21 PM
7.

Great

Posted by Kaamos May 18, 09 01:23 PM
8.

This is a great series of photos. I hope you enjoyed the trip to see the launch in person. Keep up the great work.

I can't wait to see what comes out in the next year. i sure hope you can keep this going.

Posted by Beaker May 18, 09 01:25 PM
9.

Thanks for coming back from your week break with a bang. These are some incredible shots. Number 18 is my favorite. It really puts the immense mass of our solar system into perspective.

Big picture is a breath of fresh air in a world of polluted media.

Posted by Stephen May 18, 09 01:27 PM
10.

wow

Posted by jeff May 18, 09 01:28 PM
11.

really incredible photos. I Love NASA!!!

Posted by robie May 18, 09 01:29 PM
12.

Great photos...as always! Enjoy your pics so much I've got you on my blogroll over at deekdubberly.com. Thanks, and keep up the great work!

Posted by Deek Dubberly May 18, 09 01:34 PM
13.

Belo trabalho, ótimas fotografias.

Posted by Jayme Freitas May 18, 09 01:35 PM
14.

Welcome back, Alan. We've missed BigPicture last week. Amazing #16--the large format ones always blow me away. Keep pushing those boundaries!

Posted by Jeb Adams May 18, 09 01:36 PM
15.

oh my god, this is amazing, thank you very much !

Posted by okay May 18, 09 01:43 PM
16.

I love science.

Posted by b3nder May 18, 09 01:50 PM
17.

Amazing pictures !
As always.
I love the 16 :)

Posted by Baptiste May 18, 09 01:50 PM
18.

as we say in México "Otro Mundo" (other world) when there are something amazing. great pictures and good for you lucky man!!!

Posted by german torres May 18, 09 01:55 PM
19.

Great pictures! However I thought the first post will be about the Eurovision Song Contest after the break. But break is over and that's the point!

Posted by bebe May 18, 09 01:58 PM
20.

Awesome! 16 was great

Posted by Matt May 18, 09 02:16 PM
21.

Welcome Back!
I speak for many of us in saying "We missed you!"

Posted by Chris Greaves May 18, 09 02:24 PM
22.

Great photos. Thanks!

#16 and #21 are amazing.

Posted by Cinquetto May 18, 09 02:34 PM
23.

i could stare at the detail in each picture all day...thank you!!

Posted by dave May 18, 09 03:01 PM
24.

Beautiful Hubble, I'm so proud of our astronauts and their diligent work on our magnificent telescope. Words can't even describe! Great photos!

Posted by Liz May 18, 09 03:07 PM
25.

Clearly the solar minimum continues....

Posted by klesb May 18, 09 03:13 PM
26.

I'm always amazed at how far we've come -- White space walking in '65, the Gemini 6 & 7 rendezvous, 9 and the Angry Alligator the docking vehicle w/ it's nose cone still partly in place... then Apollo, Apollo 8 & Christmas Eve, July 20, 1969..., Skylab, Voyager, Mars...

It's still amazes me! Thanks for the photos.

Posted by dingi May 18, 09 03:23 PM
27.

Nice pictures! But what are they doing for?

Posted by Anonymous May 18, 09 03:28 PM
28.

i never get tired of seeing space photos, theyre always so interesting.

Posted by sd May 18, 09 03:42 PM
29.

Once... just once... I'd like to be able to look at photos or read an article of NASA's missions and not ball like a baby. Just once. I am in total awe. My dad turned me onto space and NASA when I was a little kid. We watched the first missions go up. We would talk about the missions and space travel. We shared our wonderment. He would have loved the "brute force" aspect of this mission, the handyman approach (he did it all the time with great success), but he died before they lifted off for this mission. Thank you NASA for such incredible work on a daily basis. Thank you Alan for yet another brilliant look at our world.

Posted by C. Bailey May 18, 09 03:45 PM
30.

What a beautiful planet we live on.

Posted by kevishere May 18, 09 04:03 PM
31.

I'm thrilled you and your family got to see lift-off. I've been to NASA but have not had the pleasure to see something like this. That is on my "bucket" list. Selfishly, I'm so glad your back!

Posted by Awe-men May 18, 09 04:09 PM
32.

Wow... #16. Just Wow... Speechless...

Posted by Debbie May 18, 09 04:12 PM
33.

Great photos!. In #10, astronauts are listed from left, not right.

Posted by Richard May 18, 09 04:17 PM
34.

MAGNIFIQUE !!!!!

Posted by Caroline May 18, 09 04:28 PM
35.

wow wouldnt you give anything to go up

Posted by eoin May 18, 09 04:32 PM
36.

These are superb! My 4 year old was asking how they put the shuttle on the fuel tanks ... now I can show him ...

Posted by Stuart Grimshaw May 18, 09 04:38 PM
37.

Mindblowing!

Posted by Anonymous May 18, 09 05:05 PM
38.

#7. Amazing.

Posted by geoff May 18, 09 05:11 PM
39.

my favorites: 16, 16, 16, 16, 16, and 16 too :-)

Posted by JM May 18, 09 05:17 PM
40.

in image #19 it looks like Megan's right foot is missing?

Posted by carl Forde May 18, 09 05:25 PM
41.

As always, another FANTASTIC job!

Posted by LarianLeQuella May 18, 09 05:34 PM
42.

Absolutely Fabulous :)

Posted by Gerhard Taatgen (Netherlands) May 18, 09 05:41 PM
43.

awesome. why does NASA get such a pittance, again?

Posted by drow May 18, 09 05:43 PM
44.

These are AWESOME!

Posted by Pan Jan May 18, 09 05:52 PM
45.

Which photo was yours? The last one, with the astronaut...?

Posted by Arturo May 18, 09 06:19 PM
46.

really great photos! Thanks!

Posted by Ano May 18, 09 06:29 PM
47.

#7 is why the USA is superior... what other country can show off two - two! - space-going-ready vehicles next to each other? And I write this as a non-American.

Posted by Louis May 18, 09 06:30 PM
48.

Amazing Photos God Bless their safe return!!

Posted by familyforest.com May 18, 09 06:31 PM
49.

NASA ROCKS!

Posted by Ranger Bob May 18, 09 06:35 PM
50.

Incredible.
We never get tired neither from the beauty nor from the efficience and pride involved in such a great and unique job.

Posted by Marcos A. Rondineli May 18, 09 06:44 PM
51.

que increible trabajo y que buena oportunidad, excelentes fotos

Posted by luis escobedo May 18, 09 06:47 PM
52.

These are truly amazing photos. They make me appreciate the whole space program and the progress it ha made that much more. Thanks for bringing it home!

Posted by Debbie Nissim May 18, 09 06:47 PM
53.

Beautiful. Some of these photos makes one feel all tingley.

Posted by netbanshee May 18, 09 06:49 PM
54.

OUT OF THIS WORLD(AND I MEAN OUT OF THIS WORLD)

Posted by EDDIE BILLINGTON May 18, 09 06:54 PM
55.

Beautiful and amazing! Thank you very much!

Posted by julie May 18, 09 06:55 PM
56.

ENCORE! ENCORE!

Posted by dave May 18, 09 06:57 PM
57.

There's no words to explain the extraordinarie sensation.
Thanks.

Posted by Anonymous May 18, 09 06:58 PM
58.

Watched all morning!! Great..............wish I could go!

Posted by Beverly May 18, 09 07:07 PM
59.

I teared up as well looking at these photos.. Incredible. Thank you!

Posted by Jennifer May 18, 09 07:10 PM
60.

AWESOME!

Posted by Michelle May 18, 09 07:22 PM
61.

Wow, #15's just awesome :-) Glad you enjoyed yourself, Alan!

Posted by SimonB May 18, 09 07:27 PM
62.

I hope we never get "TIRED" of these brave adventurers

Posted by Bob S. - Nor Cal May 18, 09 07:30 PM
63.

The pictures are incredible. I can't imagine being upside down and not falling to the floor.

Posted by sweetgreatmom May 18, 09 07:32 PM
64.

Incredible photography. Pray for a safe homeward journey for these brave souls.

Posted by M. Anderson May 18, 09 07:34 PM
65.

It still amazes me that it's within our ability to do things like this.

Posted by Maria May 18, 09 07:40 PM
66.

anyone notice the iPOD in #28? Nice to see that they work in outer space.

Posted by Glenn May 18, 09 07:58 PM
67.

Can anyone else see the Goa'uld ship in the reflection on his helmet?

Posted by Anonymous May 18, 09 08:00 PM
68.

Awesome pictures. I love NASA .

Posted by claudia May 18, 09 08:01 PM
69.

Welcome back! I love your photography!

Posted by Beverly May 18, 09 08:01 PM
70.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE BIG PICTURES!!! FANTASTIC EARTH SIGHTS!
30, CLOSE UP SCENE IS STUNNING, ABSOLUTELY PHOTO OF THE YEAR 2009!
As well My Faves: 1, 2, 5, 14, 17, 19, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27

Posted by Carolinka May 18, 09 08:04 PM
71.

Great stuff, no. 13 is amazing, and your pic fits right in there Alan!

The image of the shuttle and Hubble in front of the sun (no. 18) was taken with a Canon 5d SLR, attached to a telescope of course. A special filter was used to neutralise the intense light of the sun.

Posted by Miles May 18, 09 08:04 PM
72.

Thank you for putting this together. Very nice. Great shots.

Posted by John B. Sandlin May 18, 09 08:07 PM
73.

Fantastic.

Posted by Lester May 18, 09 08:08 PM
74.

Ridiculously Awesome Pictures. Amazing. Literally out of the world !!!
Thanks for posting.

Posted by Karthik May 18, 09 08:09 PM
75.

Long live human endeavour, long live brilliance, perseverance and bravery.

This is science, and these are gifted, trained, dedicated, clever (and by God LUCKY!!!) scientists. I salute you all, and NASA.

Please Barack .... try and keep this going.

(I'm not an American, but I still weep with pride when I see what I first saw in 1969).

Posted by Nicky Turner May 18, 09 08:19 PM
76.

I'm so shallow. All this awesomeness, and what will I remember? Megan McArthur is a cutie!

Posted by Jay May 18, 09 08:20 PM
77.

why there's no stars on any photo?

Posted by droid May 18, 09 08:22 PM
78.

This is one of the best views i have ever seen till now during a rocket launch. Kudoos to the photography and the NASA guys.....Great going

Posted by Veerendra May 18, 09 08:47 PM
79.

Wow, beautiful pictures.
We take for granted that we can do this amazing stuff, but when it comes to other things that are actually simpler (reducing CO2 emissions for example) we find them so hard. Why is that?
Thanks for these amazing photos.

Posted by Shelly May 18, 09 08:48 PM
80.

Hats off to you guys for all the great work you do it must be just incredable to see earth from space, come home to us safely guys.

Posted by D.T. Burgis May 18, 09 08:53 PM
81.

It occurred to me that Space Shuttles look... cute!

Posted by Z. Ond'R. May 18, 09 08:55 PM
82.

I want one of those cordless drills!

Posted by obo May 18, 09 08:55 PM
83.

awesome stuff.

Posted by Kendall May 18, 09 09:06 PM
84.

That was a great reality show you guys put on this week!!!
I worship the work of Nasa, Seti, and that Hubble!!!!!
Isn't there a way that we can make private contributions to NASA?

Posted by Linda Finch May 18, 09 09:07 PM
85.

nice pics. Praise Jesus for His beautiful creation!
Keep up NASA!!

Posted by maik May 18, 09 09:22 PM
86.

How awesome how much you can see at one time!

Posted by Anonymous May 18, 09 09:32 PM
87.

I love picture 16.

Posted by Ryan May 18, 09 09:33 PM
88.

Well done! KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK.

Posted by Joe May 18, 09 09:40 PM
89.

Brilliant pics!
I also found out yesterday that NASA has hi-def video of the launch. Totally beyond words!!
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/hd/index.html

Posted by Barrie May 18, 09 09:44 PM
90.

We have long since run out of superlatives to describe photos like these. I simply can't get enough of this stuff!! Congratulations to the crew of Atlantis and thank you NASA for the job exceedingly well done.

Posted by spacemann May 18, 09 09:52 PM
91.

amazing NASA!!

Posted by violette May 18, 09 09:57 PM
92.

No words can describe the feelings the astronauts must have, I am sooooo envious.

Posted by Rocky L. Pantuso May 18, 09 09:59 PM
93.

ITS GOOD THAT THE HUBBLE HAS BEEN FIXED FOR LONGER RANGE SITE. NOW WE'LL KNOW IF THE INCOMING THAT THE HUBBLE WAS TRACKING FOR NASA IS STILL THERE OR IF THEY CANT FIND IT BEING MORE POWERFUL NOW MAYBE THE COMETS DESTROYED IT IN DEEP SPACE, SINCE BACK IN LAST PART OF JANRUARY OR FEBRUARY/09 EARTH'S TEAMS RECEIVED A DEEP SPACE EXPLOSION., SINCE THE COLLISION IS SUPPOSE TO BE IN DEEP SPACE. HAVE A NICE DAY. (CIVILIAN) GLOBAL COMMAND

Posted by MICHAEL J. SCHMITZ May 18, 09 10:04 PM
94.

Gotta luv America!

Posted by John Messina May 18, 09 10:11 PM
95.

Living the dream for us all, a million thanks

Posted by Caroline McConnachie May 18, 09 10:15 PM
96.

Job's a good'n!!
Well done guys!!! Now let's let Hubble show us the past as so we together can look to the future, quit our quarreling over this here rock and relocate, post haste!

Posted by Sam McDonough May 18, 09 10:21 PM
97.

Absolutely awesome! In 1958 I worked at the Chrysler Missile Plant in Warren, Michigan, where the Redstone and Jupiter rockets were made. From time to time we saw films about how we were going to go to "outer space," outside the atmosphere! I was a skeptic--how could anything man made actually leave the atmosphere! I'm so glad I was wrong.

Posted by Paula May 18, 09 10:24 PM
98.

WELL SAID NICKY TURNER!!!!!!!!!
Long live NASA!!

Posted by Michael Z. May 18, 09 10:30 PM
99.

I wish i was an astronaut. But i dont think i would get through all the university stuff.

Posted by Alexa May 18, 09 10:31 PM
100.

Amazing stuff as usual. The solar transit photo, 18, is marvelous. What an amazing universe we live it. So sad that such endeavors don't influence people more to give of themselves to human advancement rather than feed ignorance, hate and greed. Maybe some day? I'm ready to go to the stars!

Posted by Eric May 18, 09 10:36 PM
101.

Sure it looks cool, but at what cost? I wonder how many generations of countries living in disgusting poverty could have been fed in exchange for one NASA launch. To me, this isn't proof of American "superiority", but more so arrogance. Pretty good look at how America prefers to spend millions to reinforce its image of technological superiority in the world rather than help those in need.

Posted by Greg T. May 18, 09 10:44 PM
102.

next time you go up to fix something, I want to be the guy who hands you the screwdriver...Robertson of course since it's the Canadarm, and I'm Canajian eh?
absolutely awestruck of the view Thank you

Mick

Posted by Mick Skelton May 18, 09 10:44 PM
103.

the girl astronaut is very cute...she should be the poster gal for future nasa fund raising.

Posted by ramon May 18, 09 10:48 PM
104.

I watched the launch and nasa tv during the whole mission. It was awesome to see a photographic journey; it just adds more to the experience.

Posted by Deathgleaner May 18, 09 10:58 PM
105.

Pichón!!

Posted by Charolastra May 18, 09 11:03 PM
106.

I salute all of you at NASA but I am in awe watching the astronauts working - they are extraordinary and multiple talented...
I wish NASA would disseminate more and more often information about the activities in their environment - many people would be excited and more interested in the space research....
I wish you all a kind and generous attitude from the Congress and Government.
Good speed!

Posted by Vlad Horvath May 18, 09 11:08 PM
107.

Its worth funding space programs just for the photos!!

Posted by Peter Asq May 18, 09 11:16 PM
108.

ok...it's official I want to be an astronaut!!!

So kewl! :)

Posted by jodi May 18, 09 11:21 PM
109.

that is great from el salvador
aaa

Posted by alejandro alarcon May 18, 09 11:36 PM
110.

EL UNIVERSO ES TAN HERMOSO Y QUE LASTIMA QUE EL SER HUMANO DESTRUYA SU PROPIO HOGAR, EL PLANETA TIERRA...

Posted by BVB PANAMÁ May 18, 09 11:50 PM
111.

NASA, please do not let Hubble die when its mission is finished.

Bring Hubble back to Earth and put it on display in the Smithsonian.

Posted by David May 18, 09 11:56 PM
112.

wawoo!!!!
That's great.wonderful .....

Posted by yunki kim May 19, 09 12:08 AM
113.

Oh.. good.. very very good!!!

Posted by mirday May 19, 09 12:08 AM
114.

Great Great Work.. Wish you guyz all the best !!

Posted by Aditya Patel May 19, 09 12:12 AM
115.

That't great astronaut..

Posted by yunki kim May 19, 09 12:16 AM
116.

PRESIOSAS FOTOS - EL UNIVERSO DE CARL SAGAN

Posted by RICARDO May 19, 09 12:33 AM
117.

I usually don't comment. But I have to say something these pictures are unreal the sun shining through the launch pad is my favorite. We are on the brink of new discoveries and I can't wait to see what the Hubble has to offer. I plan to stay tuned to see what it out there in space. If only we could all get a chance to see what those brave astronauts see when they have the best seat in the house..

Posted by Don Amerine May 19, 09 12:49 AM
118.

Watched it take off from my house, I love Cape Canaveral

Posted by Willie May 19, 09 12:52 AM
119.

Good to see that you are back Mr. Alan! Your picture (#15) is nice and the sound of liftoff must have been amazing.
You can see the intermitent jet streams shooting out of the space shuttle engines. Does somebody know why this happens? is it an optical illusion?
...............................
Nos da gusto ver que está de regreso Sr. Alan! Su foto (#15) es buena y el sonido del despegue ha de haber sido increíble.
Se puede ver un haz intermitente saliendo de los motores del transbordador.
¿Sabe alguien porqué es esto?, ¿es tal vez una ilusión óptica?

Posted by Jose May 19, 09 01:11 AM
120.

God is amazing.

Posted by lol May 19, 09 01:12 AM
121.

I watched the live streaming today on Fox. Fascinating!

Posted by SueAnn Quintero May 19, 09 01:21 AM
122.

Donft go on such long vacations!!!

Yesterday I was searching to know more about the Atlantis mission, kept googling, and finally abandoned the search, as all what I found was boring to read. Here I come today and saw what i wanted yfday. The pictures as always are amazing, and gels well with the lucidity of the story.
Just like between two lover's "I love you" can't fully express the love, same is with me, I am not sure my comments will, but I love the pictures and the comments and your way of telling the story.

PS: I donft care whether these are your own images, or from Getty or anywhere. I simply love what you put together.


Posted by Brahmin from India May 19, 09 02:05 AM
123.

Mortals, now you are gods!

Posted by Julian May 19, 09 02:17 AM
124.

I've been a lover of astronomy and space exploration all my life. Photos like these induce a sense of wonder and exhilaration seldom matched by anything else I experience. This mission in particular has an incredible amount of emotion attached to it, because it involves one of the most beloved and venerated science instruments ever -- the great Hubble Space Telescope. As a human being and a citizen of this planet, I am proud of those wonderful men and women who literally are at the forefront of our species' steady march of discovery into the mysterious and fascinating universe. They, and all the people behind them on the ground, are the true heroes of mankind. Thanks for the amazing photos!

Posted by The Oddball May 19, 09 02:32 AM
125.

very very nice photo

Posted by mahdei May 19, 09 02:35 AM
126.

well done to everyone involved .
keep it up nasa and crew
watching nasa tv was great , i felt like i was there and part of it .
i wish australia had a space agency

Posted by brett mashado May 19, 09 02:41 AM
127.

just awesome!

keep it up, we love the Big Picture.

Posted by mark May 19, 09 02:43 AM
128.

awesome, simply awesome, stunning pictures, hats off to NASA

Posted by WebChecker May 19, 09 03:02 AM
129.

Commenter #100 (Greg T.) - America does more than any other country (and likely more than all other countries put together) to "help those in need". Space exploration and experiments have led to better seeds and agriculture techniques to do just that. It is not up to America to rescue the rest of the world, yet we do it time and time again. Where are other countries when we have a Hurricane Ike or California wildfires? Silent, at home, begging for more foreign aid. America is the most generous country (speaking for government largesse) and her people are the most generous on the planet. Your jealous rage is falling on deaf ears here.

Posted by Clay May 19, 09 03:03 AM
130.

ABSOLUMENT MAGNIFIQUE.

OH! COMBIEN J'AURAIS AIME ETRE DU VOYAGE.....

MERCI AUX ASTRONAUTES DE NOUS AVOIR FAIT PARTAGER LEUR TRAVAIL

ET DE NOUS AVOIR AINSI PERMIS -- EN REVE -- D'ETRE AVEC EUX

Posted by Jean-Pierre Zajac. AUSTRALIE May 19, 09 03:03 AM
131.

speechless!

Posted by ziolele May 19, 09 03:10 AM
132.

simplement fabuleux!

Posted by gazzo May 19, 09 03:12 AM
133.

woooww... amazing, NASA !!

Posted by aggy May 19, 09 03:29 AM
134.
Posted by kenneth May 19, 09 03:44 AM
135.

Is that foil real gold? If yes, why?

Posted by theo May 19, 09 03:45 AM
136.

Great photos

Posted by Prashant Aher May 19, 09 03:49 AM
137.

Awesome!

Posted by Anonymous May 19, 09 04:22 AM
138.

Whoa.

Posted by Kuroki Kaze May 19, 09 04:28 AM
139.

Unbelievable, really a great job.!!
we wish them all good luck and congratulations !!

Posted by Walter Lockefeer Netherlands May 19, 09 04:31 AM
140.

absolutely fantastic. I'm 80 and this is mind blowing

Posted by Arthur May 19, 09 04:52 AM
141.

Its amazing to see what we can achieve with these photos and how much nasa puts in for these missions. Incredible

Posted by Manshsadow May 19, 09 05:09 AM
142.

Brill from Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland

Posted by Ronnie Sloan May 19, 09 05:14 AM
143.

Wow, it's so cool being an astronaut. Great pictures, nice work

Posted by Chris May 19, 09 05:38 AM
144.

c'est vraiment incroyable. j'aime trop l'astronomie cest de belles images.
Un Sénégalais (west africa)

Posted by inconnu May 19, 09 05:46 AM
145.

very very very good see Lock

Posted by Anonymous May 19, 09 05:50 AM
146.

fabuleux un senegalais

Posted by senegalais May 19, 09 05:52 AM
147.

Number 16 is totally awesome.

Posted by Akhil Tandulwadikar May 19, 09 06:00 AM
148.

Heroes, guys, you're all heroes. Get more women up there too, we're under-represented. Go Girl! Safe journey, come back home safe.

Posted by Fi May 19, 09 06:00 AM
149.

wow! this is A-MAZING!!! one of my dreams! i salute you guys! Praise God for his creation..

Posted by King1985 - kea May 19, 09 06:01 AM
150.

Impresionante, parece de otro mundo, muy buenas fotos, ya me gustaria a mi hacerlas. GRACIAS.

Posted by Paco Mujica May 19, 09 06:03 AM
151.

from senegal west africa CEST FABULEUX LASTRONOMIE

Posted by mbodj May 19, 09 06:11 AM
152.

VERY glad ur back:)
hope u had a great vacation,always love ur pics,thanx

Posted by mary-ellen May 19, 09 06:38 AM
153.

Amazing! Truly amazing! Hats off to those people @ NASA and the people that are above us... ;)

Posted by Zeeshan Ahmed May 19, 09 06:49 AM
154.

wonder wonder realy i am impres by this photos

Posted by Rusevelt. May 19, 09 06:51 AM
155.

In photo 17 on the left, there seems to be two small white electronic timers sitting on the dashboard. What are they used for?

Posted by Yansky May 19, 09 06:55 AM
156.

Gosh now how could I pick a favourite of these? Let's just say they're all wonderful, Thank you :)

Posted by Growingupcreepy May 19, 09 07:14 AM
157.

Yeah, spend the money you don't have US guys. The Hubble is not even needed anymore. Nowadays it should be possible to build a high quality earth based telescope...

Posted by edgar May 19, 09 07:23 AM
158.

155: there's a big probleme with high quality earth based telescopes, like the VLT...The VLT has the same resolution than Hubble, thanks to adaptative optic...but only in a very narrow region of the sky. Only space telescopes can have very high resolution on a very large region of the sky.

Posted by elegac May 19, 09 07:45 AM
159.

to see the hubble so up close and the astronauts howering around it is extraordinary
@edgar,earth based telescopes are better but there is no way to get around the distortion caused by the earths atmosphere

Posted by jim May 19, 09 07:58 AM
160.

Tres belles photos de cette espace pres de nous ,en meme temps si loin .Merci

Posted by Gaetan Boucher May 19, 09 08:15 AM
161.

Great stuff guys, thanks.

Posted by Kut_zooi May 19, 09 08:20 AM
162.

Awesome!!!!

Posted by Jamie May 19, 09 08:27 AM
163.

We obviously have considerable expertice in space endeavors. Isn't it a shame NASA is going to retire the Shuttles and have no direct access to the space station and no further access to Hubble? We will have limited access to space for many years while the next moon/mars vehicles are being built. I hope the cost is not too prohibited and the political will is steadfast.

Posted by Keith Lindsay May 19, 09 08:32 AM
164.

really wishing I could go.
Everytime they went, I hope I would be lucky someday

Posted by Austin May 19, 09 08:44 AM
165.

Blasting, billowing, bursting forth
With the power of ten billion butterfly sneezes
Man with his flaming pyre
Has conquered the wayward breezes
Climbing to tranquility
Far above the cloud
Conceiving the heavens
Clear of misty shroud

Higher and higher
Now we've learned to play with fire
Go higher and higher and higher

Vast vision must improve our sight
Perhaps at last we'll see and end
To our own endless blight
And the beginning of the free
Climb to tranquility
Finding it's real worth
Conceiving the heavens
Florishing on earth

Higher and higher
Now we've learned to play with fire
Go higher and higher and higher

Graeme Edge (b. 30 March 1941, in Rocester, Staffordshire, England)
"Higher and Higher" is the opening track of The Moody Blues 1969 album To Our Children's Children's Children.

Posted by Russell M May 19, 09 08:47 AM
166.

May God bless these brave men and women! I am so envious of their wonderful jouney -- wish I could join them.

Posted by Dolores May 19, 09 08:53 AM
167.

These pictures are just full of win !

Posted by Matt May 19, 09 08:58 AM
168.

Bravo! Thanks to our best. The Hubble is the 8th wonder of the world!

Posted by Elizabeth Blake May 19, 09 09:00 AM
169.

This is impossible. Beautifull pictures...

Posted by Tomas May 19, 09 09:06 AM
170.

Spaceflight... humanity at it’s most impressive.

Well done STS-125, well done NASA.

Posted by G. Byrne May 19, 09 09:06 AM
171.

Thank you for collecting and publishing these.

Posted by Will May 19, 09 09:08 AM
172.

amazing pictures, my personal favourite is solar transit

Posted by Mirza, Bosnia May 19, 09 09:08 AM
173.

Thanks for the pix! Put's me in mind of the saying: "Shoot for the moon! If you miss, you might hit the stars!" Aim high, and dream big. We need to keep growing up.

Posted by Roxanne, Acton MA USA May 19, 09 09:11 AM
174.

Incredible!!

Posted by Jonathan Wright May 19, 09 09:21 AM
175.

Great Photos !!!!!. In the lower left side of photo 28, I can see an iPod !!!!!.

Posted by Javier Rivera May 19, 09 09:24 AM
176.

The United States Of America is the most technologically advanced country in the world. No other country can even come CLOSE to doing what we do in space. None. We have not just one rover on Mars but two. Jupiter, Uranius, Neptune? Been there, done that.
The whole world's media beats up on the US but when it comes down to it we are the leader.
Enjoy the Hubble pictures but don't forget who to thank.

Posted by Bryan May 19, 09 09:26 AM
177.

I am Ms. Migdalia Quiles, and my students and I were looking at the beautiful pictures. We are very proud of you. You are doing a great job! God is amazing! Thanks for share this wonderful pictures with us! We love you. God bless you all!!!

Posted by Migdalia May 19, 09 09:31 AM
178.

So cool....

Posted by Naty May 19, 09 09:39 AM
179.

AMAZING! Beautiful!

Posted by Jason Degenhardt May 19, 09 09:52 AM
180.

marvellous

Posted by shashi May 19, 09 10:04 AM
181.

I like the pics. They are very informational.

Posted by mark williams May 19, 09 10:07 AM
182.

I want a trip... I won't charge for my work :)

Posted by Shairon May 19, 09 10:16 AM
183.

The view through your lens was amazing! Thanks for sharing the awesome shots with all of the world to see. Photography rocks when you have the right angle's and awesome opportunities for beauty that comes from mankind to God's creations. Thanks again for the journey!
Nancy from NC

Posted by Nancy Kephart May 19, 09 10:16 AM
184.

To answer commenter 133 question. Yes it is gold, Its just not gold sheets. What it really is, is mylar which is a type of plastic with a very thin layer of gold applied to it. The actual gold layer is only a few molecules thick. The purpose for using the gold is because it has excellent thermal qualities. It helps protect whatever its wrapped around from the extreme heat of space.

Posted by Mike M May 19, 09 10:24 AM
185.

Good job boys!
Keep the photos coming please.........

Posted by Meire May 19, 09 10:27 AM
186.

There are no stars because when you take pictures with a camera during the day, you have to use exposure settings for very bright light. Since stars are dim, they don't show up when using those kind of settings. If you want to take pictures of stars, you usually need to do time exposures - shots where the camera shutter is open for at least a few seconds. That's astrophotgraphy 101 stuff.
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why there's no stars on any photo?
Posted by droid May 18, 09 08:22 PM

Posted by K. Michael M. May 19, 09 10:28 AM
187.

And to number 77, there are no stars because in order to take pictures in space, using a camera with no atmosphere to block light, the contrast has to be set so high that lesser light sources are blocked out.

Posted by wesley May 19, 09 10:32 AM
188.

If only the accumulated knowledge we employ in this scientific endeavor to preserve earth and humankind could be applied to repairing human relations resulting in peace on earth. My Prayer to the Almighty: you gave us the tools, show us the method.

Posted by magoeyb May 19, 09 10:36 AM
189.

AAAAAAAWWWWWWESOOOOOOOOOOOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I am SO excited and overwhelmed looking at these pictures. SO COOL!

Posted by Liz D May 19, 09 10:44 AM
190.

There are great people doing great works on our behalf. Many thanks to you all. Awe inspiring. What other wonders will Hubble reveal to us? If I could only live another 100 years to see what the future holds for space exploration...

Posted by Jackie May 19, 09 10:47 AM
191.

Astounding teamwork accomplshed this. Wonderful

Posted by bud schindler May 19, 09 10:47 AM
192.

What these talented people are doing might one day save this planet and all those poverty stricken parisitc countries on it.

Posted by D E Allen May 19, 09 10:50 AM
193.

13,14,15 make a beautiful sequence, than comes 18, 25 - love them all :)
Thanks a lot!

Posted by Galina May 19, 09 10:58 AM
194.

Amazing! I am truly in awe of our astronauts. what must it feel like to be outside the shuttle like that. I am so proud of our astronauts and NASA!

Posted by Kathy May 19, 09 10:59 AM
195.

wow.
How much did that cost & how many hungry children could it have fed?
Sort the planets problems before looking for more in the stars.
Sad, very sad.

Posted by Gordon Brown May 19, 09 11:04 AM
196.

There are no stars because when you take pictures with a camera during the day, you have to use exposure settings for very bright light. Since stars are dim, they don't show up when using those kind of settings. If you want to take pictures of stars, you usually need to do time exposures - shots where the camera shutter is open for at least a few seconds. That's astrophotgraphy 101 stuff.
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why there's no stars on any photo?
Posted by droid May 18, 09 08:22 PM

Posted by K. Michael M. May 19, 09 11:05 AM
197.

absolument magique, c'est une des rares choses qui me fassent encore rêver, merci de partager ces images.

Absolutely magic, make me dream, thanks to share.

Posted by marli May 19, 09 11:11 AM
198.

To commenter #133:

I am aerospace engineering student and I just went through my space senior design class. The foil that you are seeing is thermal insulation shielding that is used by many satellites to help control heat. There are usually between 10 and 30 very, very thin layers of different materials. More info can be found below:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-layer_insulation

Posted by Chase Estrin May 19, 09 11:24 AM
199.

Wow, the "bestest"!

Posted by orlando villanueva May 19, 09 11:27 AM
200.

"In photo 17 on the left, there seems to be two small white electronic timers sitting on the dashboard. What are they used for?" -- Posted by Yansky May 19, 09 06:55 AM.
____________________________

Those switches are for the warp drive core multi-infusion reactors for space flight to Alpha Centauri ,,, or maybe not.

Posted by David May 19, 09 11:42 AM
201.

As a child I would watch the pre-launch on TV and then run outside to watch as the rockets took off, we lived in Volusia county. I miss the wonder and excitement that ran through us then. I do so miss the US that was before 80's.

Posted by franksir May 19, 09 11:45 AM
202.

AMAZING AS ALWAYS
What is up with the SB-800 (or at least it looks like that without the 5th battery) kinda just floating just to the right of the top middle of the frame . . . It does not appear to be connected to anything or flash sync'd to the flash unit that took the image

Posted by troy May 19, 09 11:46 AM
203.

how awesome is that?! wonderful images....I wish I was there taking the pictures.. anyway, thank you NASA!

Posted by Mike May 19, 09 11:48 AM
204.

Incredible, this is the stuff dreams are made of.

Posted by Ernesto May 19, 09 11:51 AM
205.

I'm earthbound today, firing a wood kiln loaded with my crude peasant pottery (potbaker) and came in for a water break and to check e-mail. My brother sent me this link to some of the most amazing photos of some of the most amazing heroics! A silly word like AWESOME does not suffice. -- I better get back out to tend my fire. I'll look at these photos again later. Job well done, spaceguys!

Posted by Greg Seigel May 19, 09 11:52 AM
206.

My dad was a Titan rocket engine QA manager at Aerojet for 25 years. For him I shed tears of joy for all the space missions. Since Sputnik I feel great joy at Man's ability to "Slip the surly bonds of earth and touch the face of God."
These photos, and all the others like them, need to be in a special public file for all the kids in the world to dream on. With all the people-power connected by internet world-wide, we can go anywhere.
Thank you NASA, for showing us the results of your hard work. You get special Kudos from me today, and every day.

Posted by Betty Ann May 19, 09 12:00 PM
207.

To Greg T, as I've said before, it's not America's fault that these countries are living in decrepit poverty. Try blaming their liberty crushing dictators who would rather build statues to their vanity that to lift their people out of poverty.

Posted by Pat May 19, 09 12:09 PM
208.

I want to go to space. I would love to strap my a$$ into that rocket.

Posted by AussiePaul May 19, 09 12:12 PM
209.

As I looked at the photos feelings and memories came back.............................
I used to watch launches on base, the river, the beach or my backyard. The feeling on base was vibration and awe!! I can still feel it. The fire of the rockets, the birds getting out of the way, the bellowing smoke that arose at lift off and continued. The watch of the rocket until it disappeared from human sight. Night launches with their accentuated flames showed the power.
You can not really appreciate the size of the VAB where the rockets and the shuttle are assembled until you are close to the building or inside.
How enormous the rocket assemblies are ! This is more apparent when you see them up close on the slow moving giant crawler.
Photos of the inside of the shuttle look very much like photos I have of the inside of the LEM. Do they still use Joy to clean the windows? Hmm..
The astronauts! The faces have changed but their faces have similar expressions.
Let us keep going forward!
Thank you Lord and all those who have brought us this far.

Posted by EL Stone May 19, 09 12:36 PM
210.

Commenter #100 you are very stupid indeed. At what cost? you are insane. Do you know how useful Hubble is to science and safety of earth? no country will exist or no civilization will exist without Hubble's and likes orbiting the Earth in space. What if an asteroid hits your home when you are in bed? With Hubble and other telescopes monitoring Earth approaching objects to warn us to do something to deflect their path!
Other than that Deep space exploration helps scientists understand the universe better for our better future(The whole Humanities better future). So Please don't waste your time commenting here negatively, it just sucks!


Posted by Krish May 19, 09 12:44 PM
211.

As always, absolutely Briliant! Hats off to all the spectacular men and women that make the space program work.

Cheers!

Posted by JoJo173 May 19, 09 12:56 PM
212.

I have to agree with post #110. To allow such an amazing object to simply burn up in the atmosphere is almost unthinkable. Hubble, like its' namesake, has shown the universe in ways that have never been seen before and it's worth preserving.

Posted by pixeldawg May 19, 09 01:03 PM
213.

Greatest NASA equipment!

Posted by Edward R. Jimenez May 19, 09 01:11 PM
214.

Woww this is briliant!
love this pictues !!

Posted by Alda^. May 19, 09 01:14 PM
215.

How does one take a picture like #16? Is it several shots stitched together to form a panoramic type shot? Some special lens? Anyone have an idea?

Posted by Navs May 19, 09 01:21 PM
216.

Humans at their best. Thanks for the great pictures.

Posted by Nigel Stewart May 19, 09 01:32 PM
217.

What's the deal with the repetition of "canadian-built"?

Why not mention where everything else was built?

Posted by Nick May 19, 09 01:38 PM
218.

that is cool

Posted by Anonymous May 19, 09 01:41 PM
219.

Why are there no stars visible in the pictures where space is in the background?
Pic 20 for example.

Posted by Jordon May 19, 09 01:49 PM
220.

Beautiful, just beautiful, need more be said!

Posted by Carol Vera May 19, 09 01:56 PM
221.

The flying spaghetti monster is truly an awesome god. I'm so happy he decided to send these astronauts into the heavens.

Posted by barry mulling May 19, 09 02:11 PM
222.

iPod product placement in picture #28

Posted by Matt May 19, 09 02:15 PM
223.

SCHOOL...!!

Posted by RICARDO May 19, 09 02:22 PM
224.

# 16 is probably an extremely high resolution camera with a pic that is then cropped to that particular scale.

Posted by Kyle May 19, 09 02:24 PM
225.

A tlantis
L aunched
O rbiting
H ubble
A stronauts rule!
Aloha = hello, bye, love, mercy, compassion, etc. ALO = to be in presence [of Creator] face to face and HA = exhale, to breathe upon. Our halau haumana (hula school students) love the photos and say MAHALO NUI (thanks so much) for your ALOHA hearts!

Posted by Kas, Halau `Ilima May 19, 09 02:29 PM
226.

THT WAS AWSOME!!!!!!

Posted by Charles May 19, 09 02:35 PM
227.

Haha awesome, then they tagged themselves in the hot new social networking site, SpaceBook!

Posted by EddieZ63 May 19, 09 02:43 PM
228.

Congrats on the safe flight. Thanks for sharing the great pictures.

Posted by Connie Rodriguez May 19, 09 02:47 PM
229.

RE question 193...
Gordon there will always be hungry children. That can't be solved by food.
If you feed the ones we have now, more will survive to have more children, and so on...
They will live up to the food supply available, as do wild animals.
You want to stop starvation and hungry children? Control the population.


Posted by Paul May 19, 09 02:49 PM
230.

Amazing pics.

Posted by mymatedave May 19, 09 02:54 PM
231.

This was beautiful,

Posted by Hootan Nikbakht May 19, 09 03:09 PM
232.

Phot #19...Boys night out ?, AND a cool chick with wild hair....Luvit

Posted by J B S May 19, 09 03:30 PM
233.

To # 133,184 and 198-- The gold film is actually gold plated Kapton, a polyimide film, similar in properties to Mylar but very high temperature resistant, both made by DuPont.

Posted by Ian McKee May 19, 09 03:41 PM
234.

I wish Apple would start selling those NASA approved space flight iPods to the general public so we can finally listen to music during during airline takeoffs and landings!

Posted by Insti Gator May 19, 09 03:46 PM
235.

My Grandfather was in his 80's when we landed on the moon. He thought it was all filmed on a Hollywood sound stage.....I wonder what he'd think of these photos?
Where is the Media while all this is going on. Our local news paper printed a 12 line statement after the third space walk......no coverage that I've seen on National TV either. What gives.......Thank the Lord for NASA and the Internet or we'd be like Schultz and "know nooothing"

Posted by Larry Love May 19, 09 03:57 PM
236.

Re: comment 193, Gordon, of the opinion the money would have been better spent feeding hungry children.

Much of it WAS spent feeding children. Where do you think that money went, into space as bags of dollar bills? The cost of the raw materials for the shuttle and Hubble is basically tiny. The main cost was to pay people in the factories that built the shuttle and Hubble, the technicians who put the ship together on the pad and launched it, the many people who planned and oversaw this mission, and so on. They paid their rent or mortgages, bought groceries, etc. with it. That's where 99% of the money for this mission went. Granted the children who were fed by the space program's money are not desperately poor or hungry, but it a false dichotomy to say, space program OR feeding children. -- Dana

Posted by Dana May 19, 09 04:07 PM
237.

The photography says it all, an incredible event that should lift our spirits after the gloom of recent times.

Posted by Fish May 19, 09 04:22 PM
238.

bellissime foto!!! che emozione sembra di camminare nello spazio con loro
grazie Anna da Roma

Posted by anna May 19, 09 04:24 PM
239.

Thank you at Nasa for the very very good work on the STS-125 mission!
Thank you for your wonderfull science and ingenery !
Thank you for all these very beautiful pictures !
Thank you to all technicians, engineers and Nasa contrators for their great demonstration of professionalism!
Thank you for all these good moments on the STS-125 mission!

Merci à la Nasa pour le très très bon travail sur la mission STS-125!
Merci pour cette maîtrise technique parfaite!
Merci pour toutes ces très belles images!
Merci à tous les techniciens, ingénieurs et contractors de la Nasa pour leur très grande démonstration de professionnalisme!
Merci pour tous ces bons moments sur la mission STS-125!

Posted by Fabrice, Lorient, France May 19, 09 04:29 PM
240.

Very good! Photos amazing.... Congratulations!

Posted by Josenildo Silva May 19, 09 04:41 PM
241.

Don't let OSHA see picture 8. NASA won't have to worry about them in picture 24 though; OSHA does not have jurisdiction in space. I will say though, those are awsome pics!!

Posted by mike May 19, 09 04:46 PM
242.

Great article and we are so lucky we have the Hubble back in orbit! The crew of Atlantis should be very proud as the world is. I also wrote an article about the Hubbles repairs:
http://www.scienceray.com/Technology/Transport/Hubble-Back-on-Track.718057
stop by and say hello. The world is truly lucky to have the Hubble and the space program.

Posted by Linda May 19, 09 04:50 PM
243.

What a WASTE of money. They should have used that for economic stimulis instead of throwing it in space....

Posted by Fred Rojam May 19, 09 04:51 PM
244.

Thank you very much!
Greetings from Germany!

Posted by Lars May 19, 09 04:54 PM
245.

Glad to see the "Canadian Arm" still working fine after all these years.

Sincerely,

One Proud Canuck

Posted by B. Leslie May 19, 09 05:00 PM
246.

Our daughter worked on some of the instrumentation for this upgrade of Hubble. We are very proud of her, Hubble and the Shuttle crew.

Posted by Devin and Janet May 19, 09 05:08 PM
247.

Glad to know that I'm not alone in the tears of awe when I see such a clear example of the glorious mind of mankind and what we humans are capable of achieving. And, perhaps because it is the last day of school, I am thinking of all of the teachers who inspired these folks along their path - may you be encouraged as well.

Posted by ~gail. May 19, 09 05:10 PM
248.

In reaply to #176:
Yes, USA is a great country, like a lot of other countries, but arrogant douches like you are the reason why a lot of people around the world just hate it.

Posted by John May 19, 09 05:20 PM
249.

Amazing. Mindblowing actually. Think Columbus sailing across the ocean was an adventure? Thats like warm cheese next to this. Space is mindkinds greatest adventure. Anyone who says that THIS isnt worth the effort or the expense has clearly either been too jaded by the media or broken by society to see its value.

Posted by bob May 19, 09 05:34 PM
250.

C'est fooooormidable!!! :oD
With all my admiration for these heavenly men and women, full of courage.
And my best thoughts

Posted by Georges Noblet May 19, 09 05:41 PM
251.

Once again we want to thank Jonathan for his dedication in sharing all the wonderful information he does with us.

Posted by Frank Caputo May 19, 09 05:52 PM
252.

As always a magnificent set of pictures.

Sad to think these missions are coming to an end.

Posted by Alistair May 19, 09 06:03 PM
253.

I worked at Aerojet-General, Sacramento, in the early 60's, when they were involved in providing propulsion for the early space flights. The original Seven Astronauts visited the plant while I was there--what a thrill that was!!

These photos are absolutely FABULOUS--please keep them coming!!

Posted by Mary Rasmussen May 19, 09 06:17 PM
254.

these pics are A-W-E-S-O-M-E and the pic the earth was A-W-E-S-O-M-E

Posted by Anonymous May 19, 09 06:28 PM
255.

In photo 17 on the left, there seems to be two small white electronic timers sitting on the dashboard. What are they used for?
Posted by Yansky May 19, 09 06:55 AM You idiot they are egg timers
You idiot they are obviously egg timers

Posted by Randolph May 19, 09 06:35 PM
256.

I definitely love this blog.

Posted by Anonymous Coward May 19, 09 06:40 PM
257.

FTW

Posted by Donny May 19, 09 07:15 PM
258.

GREAT

Posted by Jala May 19, 09 07:27 PM
259.

Please let me know how I can obtain a copy of these photos.

Posted by Sandra Watson May 19, 09 07:44 PM
260.

this just makes me sad.
hubble has been sooooo much to astronomy, and i has meant so much to me over the years. and to know in 10 years, it will be gone......

Posted by nandhee jothi May 19, 09 07:51 PM
261.

So where exactly is Heaven?

Posted by Lily May 19, 09 07:58 PM
262.

This is so amazing it is hard to believe how far we have come. Congratulations to all that had a part in the project.

Posted by Ophelia A. Morgan May 19, 09 07:59 PM
263.

Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Glorious pictures that inspire. Thank you for these photos and for Nasa's excellent people who dare to risk all to explore. Cannot wait for the IMAX documentary. Was there at launch and will be there for landing. My tax dollars very well spent.

Posted by Barbara May 19, 09 08:00 PM
264.

Brave and brilliant men and woman of NASA, we thank you for your courage and skill.

Posted by Shelley Noble May 19, 09 08:09 PM
265.

so very very cool

Posted by blad3runn69 May 19, 09 08:22 PM
266.

Photos 1-13 ..AWESOME, but 14-30 were black with no picture.
So disappointing !

Good luck guys on your reentry !

Posted by Wade B. Hammer May 19, 09 08:47 PM
267.

We sat here in Fort Collins because we could not afford to attend the launch. My sister and her husband took our mother (90) down to watch my sister's son, her grandson and my nephew Drew blast off. I cannot put into words the pride and the thrill of watching someone you know so well doing such a great, historic thing. We are so proud and it is so neat to read the wonderful comments made by so many others here. These pictures are awesome. WOW!!!!!!! :)

Posted by Jim Berry May 19, 09 09:22 PM
268.

THE REASON THAT #15 LOOKS LIKE NIGHT, AND #16 (A FEW SECONDS LATER) LOOKS LIKE DAY, IS THAT THE BRIGHT ROCKET PLUME CAUSES THE PHOTOGRAPHER'S CAMERA TO STOP DOWN, CAUSING LIGHT ACCEPTED TO BE SEVERLY REDUCED. HOWEVER, EVEN THE SEVERLY REDUCED PLUME IS STILL VERY BRIGHT, BUT EVERYTHING ELSE APPEARS BLACK.

Posted by ROBERT ZWIRN May 19, 09 09:29 PM
269.

Wow,

Great Pictures. Absolutely stunning. Praise God for the safe trip and I am sure there will be more space exploration regenerated for the future to continue Hubble and what Hubble has done for astronomy and the knowledge of God's creation in us knowing more.

blessings,

M

Posted by Mark May 19, 09 09:30 PM
270.

I guess I am a little jaded by this world we live in; I can't think of the last time photos made me say "WOW" out loud. These did! Thanks to the photographers, NASA and the crew. One more time: WOW.

Posted by Bill Lovejoy May 19, 09 10:06 PM
271.

Fantastic work and incredible photos… Please, please get us more breath-taking photos…
Thanks a million
Atif

Posted by ATIF Radwan May 19, 09 10:09 PM
272.

A M E R I C A - ! W00T

Posted by Space is the Place May 19, 09 10:11 PM
273.

Fasinating, I am Really Admire you guys. I spent 24 years in the USAF starting March 1949. About 10 years in the C-124 GlobeMaster all over this world flew various other prop jobs and the and the rest of my USAF Career which also included the B 52 and KC 125's and loved every minute of it, Shot at hot down. ETC. But any one can do that. It is you Space guys and gals that I am really fascinated with and admire. You are a special group of people to me. Keep up the good work.

Posted by Troy N Thompson, USAF RET May 19, 09 10:21 PM
274.

There has always been the dissent that we should not "waste" money and human capital on exploring space, that there are too many problems on Earth that need fixing first. To that there are many possible responses, some practical (i.e. Why did the dinosaurs go extinct?- Because they had no space program). But a cultural and philosophical response is equally valid: What we do as a country militarily, and through our international commerce, is mainly just maintenance, trying to deal with the day-to-day needs of economic and nationalistic survival. These imperatives will always exist. Turning our vision to the stars shows we also can dream beyond our Earthly limits. No other species has ever done this. This is priceless.

Posted by Andrew Snow May 19, 09 10:33 PM
275.

Inspirational. Thanks to the photographers and NASA for this dreamlike vision. Hubble is are eye on the universe.

Posted by Gaius Baltar May 19, 09 10:49 PM
276.

WOW!

Posted by Patrick Kronin May 19, 09 10:53 PM
277.

awesome job!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by christopher age 8 1/2 May 19, 09 11:14 PM
278.

que viaje me lo tripie mostricimo

Posted by Anonymous May 19, 09 11:39 PM
279.

Outstanding, I can hardly wait to see photos of space that result from this.
Thank you.

Posted by Ed Black May 19, 09 11:41 PM
280.

thank you. Its amazing.

Posted by yea May 20, 09 12:11 AM
281.

...as individual creatures we are so small but as a collective there is nothing
we can't do and nowhere we can't go. what an example we have here.

Posted by D.J.Bixler May 20, 09 12:31 AM
282.

WOW...........
when do we see new images from Hubble???
this is all mindblowing stuff.. wee should land a man on the moon before they decomission the fleet..!

Posted by The pheonix May 20, 09 12:39 AM
283.

Thank you Nasa for these awsome views, my heart is full, it confirms for me there is a God who organized everything.
Douglas

Posted by Anonymous May 20, 09 12:55 AM
284.

WOW !!!

These photos are a small example of what we are capable of!

Godspeed home.

Posted by Paul May 20, 09 12:57 AM
285.

My life has been enriched by technology: space exploration, the internet, medicine. I only hope that my life's contribution can show how much gratitude I have for the work of the vast army of other contributors.

Posted by John-Henry May 20, 09 01:05 AM
286.

Beautiful
cool photos
keep on flying up there

Posted by stan May 20, 09 01:06 AM
287.

Great photos. Glad to see that there is still real space work going on. Take that from the man who built the first space satellites for Van Allen, and who knows what he is talking about..

Posted by Robert Wilson May 20, 09 01:10 AM
288.

These photos are amazing! It's really cool to see this kind of stuff in high quality imagery.

@Comment #176
For those of you not from the U.S., please disregard that comment. That guy's a total douche that doesn't know what he's talking about. I mean, Yuri Gagarin *was* the first man in space, Canada provided the robotic arm there, and countless other nations contributed to each element of these space missions, not to mention the ISS which is "International" for a reason. Sure, there's a big budget in the 'States, but that arrogance is unacceptable.

Posted by Andrew May 20, 09 01:11 AM
289.

#79... Excellent question!!
My guess is that CO2 emissions are very profitable and, unfortunately, we live in a profit driven society naturally perpetuating greed held in high regard by 1% of the world population and the other 99% feed it.
There is no doubt about what humanity is technically capeable of... Now, if we can just learn to wipe our ass!
Pardon my bluntness... But NASA can put two completely self sustained rovers on Mars and here on Earth we get VELCRO!! Just great!!

Posted by Sam May 20, 09 01:44 AM
290.

WOW!!! AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Telwin May 20, 09 03:32 AM
291.

The present Future!!!

Posted by José Brochado May 20, 09 04:22 AM
292.

oh wow
Amazing pictures

Posted by Francis May 20, 09 05:25 AM
293.

Magnificent beyond imagination!

Posted by Alexander Thompson May 20, 09 06:17 AM
294.

Randolph: to answer your question: those are used by the flight crew to help them finish the Sudoku puzzle in the NY Times each morning, over their coffee and donuts. Glad to help. weee!

Posted by Kevin May 20, 09 06:32 AM
295.

Fantastic photos, how wonderful is our Earth!?
In my mind, those missions are the field more near to the Cinema...trying to explain, i can't separate the way a good movie about Space makes me dream and how it is not so far from the reality of the things.

I was also asking to myself (and to you:) : does exist a flag of the Earth?
I mean, i absolutly respect all the work, money and intellect that United States used to create some of the most important missions and, also if i'm Italian, i can't think to the "Man on the Moon" whitout correlate it to dream of Kennedy and to the tension of that period but i'm also sure that astronauts represent the whole human being and i'm pride of it as they are too.
I would like if they could put a flag of Earth on the Moon, on Mars etc. just to make a step and launch a message in the name of everyone (in space, as in death, there are no distinctions ;).

Sorry for my english mistakes, space kisses
Beppe

Posted by Beppe May 20, 09 07:01 AM
296.

GREAT JOB!!!! Stay Safe... WE LOVE YOUS !!!!!

Posted by Anonymous May 20, 09 07:05 AM
297.

Amazing!
I think that it must cost a fortune...
It is really expensive - to be a lider among other countries.
I hope that new space programs will allow our nations to combine human resourses, money, etc.
The Space researches must be an instrument consolidating our countries.

Posted by Russian, from Moscow May 20, 09 07:26 AM
298.

By reading others' responses to the marvellous photos, one's viewpoint broadens. That service, provided by this blog, is invaluable.

Wonderful photos.

I'm moved by the bravery and the reverence for life on earth astronauts have demonstrated.

Safe home, spacefolks.

Posted by Jan May 20, 09 07:33 AM
299.

DUDE!!!!!! that would be soooooo coooooool!!!!!

Posted by $krills May 20, 09 08:06 AM
300.

Gordon, as a Peace Corps volunteer and someone at NASA, all I can tell you is that even the poorest children in my overseas village still found fascination, the ability to smile, and seemingly had an infinite number of questions about the universe when I showed them pictures of space. I think that is more than enough justification to continue our quest...for them.

Posted by Natacha May 20, 09 08:29 AM
301.

amazing. I Always imagine that I'm that Guy who he is in the shuttle!

Posted by M. Hesam G. N. May 20, 09 08:40 AM
302.

To #133: The version I've always heard is that the insulating foil--first developed in the mid-60s to be thermal shielding on the Apollo program's Lunar Module--is layers of mylar and gold, all bonded with layers of Kapton as electrical insulation and for ruggedizing purposes. (Each layer is roughly one eight-thousandth of an inch thick--for those in metric countries, that's approximately 0.003175 millimetres!) The resulting material is the best combination of thermal insulation and durability against wear from micrometeoroid impacts known to man for a given weight--and at a few *thousand* dollars per kilogram lifted into low earth orbit, spaceflight is all about reducing weight. The cost of the gold is far, far less than it'd cost to lug heavier types of insulation into orbit.

By the way, there's a good chance that you see the same material every morning at breakfast--if you substitute aluminum for the gold, you have the material used to make the pouches that Pop-Tarts and other toaster pastries come in.

Posted by rdfox May 20, 09 08:45 AM
303.

WHAT A HONOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous May 20, 09 09:04 AM
304.

#294: Actually, NASA's original plan was not to plant a US flag, but instead to plant a "Christmas tree" design that would have the US flag and the United Nations flag at the top, and the flags of all United Nations members in rings around a conical structure below them (the US flag at the top with the UN flag in recognition solely of who did the bulk of the work, according to the original plans). However, this was ruled politically unacceptable by the politicians in Congress who control NASA's funding, and the "American flag only" choice was made to appease them.

Apollo 11 did carry a miniature Soviet flag to the moon and left it there, though, in memory of Vladimir Komarov, a cosmonaut killed in the crash of Soyuz 1 in 1967.

Posted by Anonymous May 20, 09 09:10 AM
305.

Just fantastic. Pictures like this always amaze me and make me wish I could go up there.

Posted by Chuckfw - Fort Worth, Texas USA May 20, 09 09:24 AM
306.

Very cool. And was I the only one looking for aliens in the background of the space images? :)

Posted by Rob May 20, 09 10:25 AM
307.

Fantastic! ! Astonishing!! Wonderful!!

Posted by Vicenç Martínez May 20, 09 10:48 AM
308.

As a child I would watch the pre-launch on TV and then run outside to watch as the rockets took off, we lived in Volusia county. I miss the wonder and excitement that ran through us then. I do so miss the US that was before 80's.

Posted by franksir May 20, 09 11:19 AM
309.

Back in the early 60's my husband was flying with a heavy attack squadron VAH-11 in Sanford,Fl. I went out in the yard and saw the vapor trail from that first sub-orbital flight flown by CDR Sheppard. As I recall, it was a 15 minute flight. I prayed for him that day. A day I will never forget.

Posted by Mary Cleveland May 20, 09 11:28 AM
310.

It's sad that the USA won't be able to do this anymore, mainly because our 1) science and math education is not supported here by parents or by the presidency 2) funding for aerospace is not enough.

Solution: Pay _qualified_ teachers a real competitive salary and raise kids to work hard. Elect a scientist as president, not a lame corrupt politician or lawyer. Restrict those who can vote to only those who can pass an aptitude test with SIMPLE 8th grade level knowledge on it!! LOL.

Posted by Aerospace Engineer May 20, 09 11:30 AM
311.

We are the only species ever to have inhabited the surface of this planet with the intelligence, technological understanding and ambition to leave it and venture into space. The scientific knowledge and understanding we have gained in a mere fifty years of space exploration is almost unfathomable. Think, then, what secrets the universe will reveal to us in the next fifty, hundred, two hundred or thousand years, and also think not what you yourself have to gain from our missions beyond Earth's atmosphere, but more importantly what our children and our children's children stand to inherit.

So far we have taken only baby steps, yet the space program has completely changed the way we live our lives. Anyone who doubts the validity of this research is truly blind to the benefits we have gained and stand to gain, and they have my heartfelt sympathy for their ignorance.

I don't personally believe in a god, but I'm sure that if there is one they would be watching these astronauts with pride; as a member of the human race I know I certainly do.

Posted by Craig Eastman May 20, 09 11:36 AM
312.

Thank you comment @288. Lost my son for the freedom of all.,, and the betterment of mankind,, somehow,, people such as that "duche" as he was so properly called,,, is the type of people that I would like to see on the front lines,,, if you cant stand behind us .. please,, stand in front , or just ride the hubble outside . I am sure there is a better place than the US,, have traveled extensively and so far,, havent found it... God bless American. Thank you for the wonderful Photos,,,,, absolutely amazing.

Posted by Saundra May 20, 09 11:48 AM
313.

WOW..... NASA is GREAT

Posted by Deva May 20, 09 12:35 PM
314.

we are babies in this universe

Posted by Zombie May 20, 09 01:13 PM
315.

Anyone see the old school Ipod in # 28 LOL billions of dollars and a 8 year old Ipod lols

Posted by T May 20, 09 01:14 PM
316.

Breathtaking! Thanks for the time & effort!

Posted by texaspear May 20, 09 01:15 PM
317.

Muito Manero !!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Rodrigo May 20, 09 01:33 PM
318.

Hope you get this

Posted by Helga Bagchus May 20, 09 01:40 PM
319.

Hard to believe that if the Visa server farm had collapsed during this we most likely couldn't have kept the countries economy together long enough to get these folks down.

Posted by Didier Maujean May 20, 09 02:15 PM
320.

@219

No stars are seen because it is a short exposure picture. To capture starts on film you generally needs a longer exposure. On a clear night, go outside and take a picture of the night sky. Your eyes can see thousands of stars, but the quick little snapshot you took will probably be pitch black. Now mount the camera on a tripod and take a 10 second exposure, then you'll see the difference.

Posted by Murff May 20, 09 02:17 PM
321.

@ 219

Just like on earth, if you don't shoot the photos with a long shutter speed, you're not going to see the stars. They aren't bright enough to be seen in photos like these where the subjects are so well lit.

Great photos as usual, this site's my favourite bookmark.

Posted by Anonymous May 20, 09 02:23 PM
322.

#219 (If it hasn't already been answered): you cannot see the stars because the light from the sun as well as what reflects off the Earth is too great. We see stars at night because that light is essentially filtered out by the atmosphere. But in space, the light from the sun (and reflecting off our planet and the Moon) is very bright.

Science fiction movies have spoiled us into thinking the stars twinkle as they do on the ground. Not so.

Posted by Elian Gonzalez May 20, 09 02:23 PM
323.

The future of Earth is in your hands
Congratulations on a job well done
May 20th '09 12:36pm

Posted by Jim McCowatt May 20, 09 02:38 PM
324.

Excellent job fellas! Now we are one step closer to see the big picture! Are we ready for it?

Posted by C May 20, 09 02:42 PM
325.

I can add nothing to the many messages already listed; except to say " thank you" to all the people involved. When I graduated from High School in 1944, I had heard of television, but hadn't seen a set. After this amazing experience who knows what comes next? Mankind has boundless possibilities ! Blessings to all and thanks to God.

Posted by Patricia A. Weber May 20, 09 03:17 PM
326.

the pictures are nice.keep up the good work.

Posted by Anonymous May 20, 09 03:18 PM
327.

Absolutely awe-inspiring. What a beautiful world we inhabit, by the grace and power of the Almighty. All of this precision did not just "happen." Chaos would be the result; instead there is harmony, and we can live our lives by the rising and setting of the sun. Like the watch keeping time, the universe was designed by a Maker.

Hats off to our brave and brilliant astronauts! They are a combination of scientific knowledge and great courage. And look at those smiles! Thanks for posting these amazing photos! Made my day much brighter!

Posted by Mary Christie May 20, 09 03:47 PM
328.

The space Endeavour and its 4 person crew were put on standby in case the 7 person crew of Atlantis need to be rescued. According to Nasa's own website, it costs an average $450 Million to launch a space shuttle. http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/about/information/shuttle_faq.html#10
How would it be worth $450 Million to save 7 lives?

Posted by John May 20, 09 04:13 PM
329.

The space shuttle Endeavour and its 4 person crew were put on standby in case the 7 person crew of the Atlantis needed to be rescued. It costs an average of $450 Million to launch a space shuttle. Why would it be worth $450 Million to save 7 lives? If you want to save lives, and you are going to spend about a half Billion dollars, isn't there a few hundred ways you could do it that would save a lot more than just 7 lives?

Posted by John May 20, 09 04:18 PM
330.

Stunning photos that clearly demonstrate what man can do, though we should not then think we are God who made the universe that we are so fascinated with. The complexity of the smallest particle, or even an atom, outpaces what was shown here. God bless these men and women for their courage and may He bring them all home safely.

Posted by Mac McLaughlin May 20, 09 04:38 PM
331.

Reading all the comments that reference God, and our maker, and the almighty, and harmony, confirms to me what I've always believed. God is what we cannot understand. And yes, it is Perfect. And does have a design. And is beautiful :) Nice work NASA ! And thank you for bringing us images from outside our normal confines!

Posted by Travis Buck May 20, 09 04:55 PM
332.

thank you for share it with us!!!!

Posted by quekel May 20, 09 05:09 PM
333.

Unfortunately the USA does have a lot of school dropouts as pointed out on numerous occasions by critics. There will always be those among us who don't have the ambition nor desire to excel. Thank God, we do produce young people from out school system who have a desire to learn and excell and this is one of the results. My blessings go with the astronauts and all the folks who made this launch happen. God bless American. Long may she live.

Posted by Reed Rollins May 20, 09 05:11 PM
334.

Hace 25 años, el 22 de Mayo de 1984, 5 argentinos comenzábamos el cruce del Atlántico desde Tenerife hasta Venezuela, a bordo de una balsa de troncos atados con cuerdas vegetales, sin motor ni timón. Esa Balsa se llamaba ATLANTIS. No puedo evitar asociar los dos extremos que muestran la capacidad del Hombre para cumplir sus sueños. Nuestro lema era "QUE EL HOMBRE SEPA, QUE EL HOMBRE PUEDE"
Jorge Iriberri. Mar del Plata. Argentina

Posted by Jorge Iriberri May 20, 09 05:33 PM
335.

Animal... Muito legal mesmo..
Amazing...

Posted by Gustavo Velasquez May 20, 09 05:50 PM
336.

If it wasn't for politicians and their ear marks and boondogle waste the astronauts could be fixing a telescope on Mars

Posted by Dennis May 20, 09 06:09 PM
337.

this is great!! thanks!

Posted by George Grigorian May 20, 09 07:08 PM
338.

Thank you for all of these beautiful pictures, and yes, it is true, this all may be coming to an end because of the elimination of many math and science teachers throughout the country. We need to study further our last frontier which will only assist our quality of life. Look at all of the wonderful space inventions which carry over to our daily life. If you can read this thank an English teacher, and if you can compute and explain, thank a math and science teacher. Please.

Posted by retiredmathenglishscienceteacher May 20, 09 07:12 PM
339.

Earth seems so peaceful and blue from the space....i wish things could be as blue and peaceful down here...it's so f*ckin' sad we're seeing the very planet we've been destroying....we're a bunch of motherf*ckers, and maybe we deserve what's coming.

Posted by Lee Harvey Oswald, Jr. May 20, 09 07:34 PM
340.

BEAUTIFUL, just BEAUTIFUL
MAY GOD BE WITH YOU ALWAYS

Posted by Don Hanes, Idaho May 20, 09 07:35 PM
341.

@bigpicture, i'm gonna guess you took #29.

no?

Posted by dc May 20, 09 08:00 PM
342.

Muito legal todas as fotos!
Very nice all the photos!

Posted by Sérgio May 20, 09 08:47 PM
343.

These pictures are a reminder to us of what an awesome event this is-like a miracle because it's bigger than I can really imagine! Wonderful!

Posted by Susan Tucek May 20, 09 09:19 PM
344.

cool

Posted by William P Marseglia May 20, 09 10:52 PM
345.

WOW!!! What beautiful and wonderful pictures! It is simply amazing. I noticed in the captions the words "Earth-orbiting Space Shuttle" kept repeating. Are they trying to tell us that the Shuttles are incapable of space travel to the "moon"? The first astronauts made it to the moon and back in a little capsule. Now we have a capsule with a cargo-bay with wings. Is there a problem with these crafts that it can't do space travel outside the earth's orbit?

Posted by Just a Draftsman May 20, 09 11:49 PM
346.

Amazing ! It touched my great impression !

Posted by Kyu Kyu Khaing May 21, 09 12:32 AM
347.

Quando para pra pensar, que tão lindo é esse nosso planeta azul, como pode a gente judiar tanto dele?Fico atônita diante de tanta beleza e triste por temer o seu futuro.

Posted by Irene Cristina May 21, 09 12:57 AM
348.

These pictures are incredible - this is what the NASA home page should be like! It reminds me of being a kid in the 70s and writing to NASA, and they'd actually send you a bunch of 8x10 glossy pictures of things you were interested in. Thank you NASA! I really hope that you can keep Hubble going even more than 10 years. And if not, at least keep it in orbit as a museum - just stick a solar sail on it!

Posted by ffangs May 21, 09 01:10 AM
349.

Thank you for the nice pictures.

Posted by SeaWolf Grand Prix Games org May 21, 09 01:22 AM
350.

To Alan-Beautiful piictures and all of them are so clear! Did you enjoy your trip?
Did the launch happen in the night. The one picture you took had a black sky.
MAGNIFICENT+++++++

Posted by Dian Eakin May 21, 09 01:35 AM
351.

Science make it happen...

Posted by Christopher Araullo May 21, 09 04:31 AM
352.

We thank Jonathan for providing us with the photo's of a very intelligent and proud nation. The "Quest" for exploration and the mysteries of life, time and space will always go on with these programs. After the Hubble becomes "lifeless" and unusable, more than likely, a better and more powerful version of the Hubble, will be built and sent off to take the first one's place. If only Galieo, Pythoras, Sir Issac Newton, Eintstein and many others, were alive to be able to see their ideas and theories, with their own eyes!. Good job and keep up the good work, our NASA folks!.

Tommy

Posted by Tommy Zabawa May 21, 09 05:09 AM
353.

Great Job, this added my attraction towards space world,

Posted by ABHISHEK SATHE May 21, 09 05:13 AM
354.

Thanks for the "Wow" pictures.
Great event and amazing team-works.
Additional precious historical records.

Posted by Rocky Iwakiri May 21, 09 06:15 AM
355.

The photos bring home the scope of this project!

Posted by Linda Dunbar Toledo, OH May 21, 09 06:19 AM
356.

Proud moment to be an American!!! What a wonderful and positive mission for our country. God Bless all those who make it possible.

Posted by J. Murano, Titusville Florida May 21, 09 07:13 AM
357.

These are great shots! Additioally, it shows that they had FAITH IN GOD! I pray that they are blessed and the world realize the value of their SERVICE!

Posted by Curtis O. Gill May 21, 09 07:33 AM
358.

wooowooo awesome pics

Posted by Anonymous May 21, 09 07:43 AM
359.

DUDE I WANNNA GO

Posted by Anonymous May 21, 09 08:17 AM
360.

There are too many people on this planet, stop breeding.
We (the human species ) are in plague proportions

Posted by Paul May 21, 09 08:24 AM
361.

Spectacular!

Posted by Dawie May 21, 09 09:14 AM
362.

Outstanding!

Posted by Vince DeTurris May 21, 09 09:45 AM
363.

These blow by blow pictures were put together so eloquently. I love all the comments in reference to God and Country.

Posted by Anonymous May 21, 09 10:03 AM
364.

America....F**K YEAH!!!

Posted by Vince May 21, 09 10:29 AM
365.

Absolutely Takes my Breath Away "EVERYTIME" and it's such an honor to have been a part of it for 30 yrs., God Speed on your return home to us here at KSC.

Posted by Betty Marino - Kennedy Space Center, Fl. May 21, 09 10:38 AM
366.

Stunning pictures of our finest moments! Thank you for sharing............it is profoundly moving to share in something so wonderful!

Posted by Jacquie Akers May 21, 09 10:38 AM
367.

I took my kids out of school for a day and headed down to the Cape from Georgia. This was a better life lesson than ANYTHING they would have learned that day. It was simply amazing! And to see these pictures is simply awe-inspiring. To be there and hear (but better yet FEEL) the rumble from the engines at 3 miles away... it is beyond explaining. I grew up in Florida and my earliest recollections of the Space Program are (sadly) the Challenger tragedy, so it is especially wonderful to see the crew safely arrive in orbit and complete their missions.

Posted by Dawn May 21, 09 11:08 AM
368.

great photos!

very good work.

Posted by Henrique Ferreira May 21, 09 11:14 AM
369.

Its a beautiful, Very nice all the photos.
I am from Brazil - City Ribeirao Preto - State Sâo Paulo.

Posted by Alexandre S Roque May 21, 09 11:36 AM
370.

Yo quiero ir :( jejej

Posted by Ulysses Nafate May 21, 09 11:41 AM
371.

Amazing and beautiful, wish we could all take a ride into space. Keep up the good work in outer space.

Posted by Joe Ramirez May 21, 09 12:33 PM
372.

simplesmente fantástico.....
Parabéns ...........

Posted by Marcos Arruda May 21, 09 12:55 PM
373.

Amazing pictures wow

Posted by Frans Van den Borre,Ostend ,Belgium May 21, 09 01:01 PM
374.

1 qm amazed at how human beings have progressed so far deyond the toy spin -top, i don't think there are any limits to where we can go.

Posted by wayne bursey May 21, 09 01:09 PM
375.

great when can we go

Posted by rowena ginther May 21, 09 01:36 PM
376.

Amazing...we are so small in a universe of possibilities!!!

Posted by Michelle Hummitzsch May 21, 09 01:37 PM
377.

I was in Minneola, FL (25 miles west of Orlando) visiting my son & his family & was able to see the shuttle launching. Due to quite a bit of cloud cover I was only able to see about 4 inches of the flight before clouds hid the rest of the flight. It was awesome & I was truly excited that I was able to witness a launch, something that I never thought I would ever see. Wish I could have been closer.

Posted by Polly Grant May 21, 09 01:53 PM
378.

Look at the earth in picture # 25. God created it and it was easy for him. The human mind cannot fully comprehend his awesome magnificence. The Bible says that, "The heavens declare the glory of God". This Hubble telescope is a wonderful tool enabling us to see and appreciate those words. Thanks for the pictures.

Posted by Michael Loiacono May 21, 09 02:01 PM
379.

Amazing photo's great team work, keep it up
Love America is Great and it is our country.

Posted by Anonymous May 21, 09 02:15 PM
380.

Thank You,all of you for your bravery, and of course without God this could not be possible! Prayers go out to all of you on your safe journey home!!!

Posted by L.Sargent Co.U.S.A. May 21, 09 02:17 PM
381.

ESTO ES IMPRESIONANTE, MUY BIENNNNNN

Posted by Anonymous May 21, 09 02:21 PM
382.

OMG - - These are some of the best photos i have seen in quite awhile . . . .

Posted by David Boggs May 21, 09 02:26 PM
383.

I used to live in Florida and one of my wishes was that I could see a shuttle take off. Well, that wish came true and I will never be the same. It is truly magnificent! We will be praying for a safe return.

Posted by Lisa May 21, 09 02:48 PM
384.

Nothing annoys me more than the religious types hijacking these pictures as if they are some sort of "proof" of anything other than man's ingenuity and creation. It isn't enough for you to appreciate the millions of man hours of blood, sweat and tears that the men and women of NASA go through to make these missions and these technological marvels possible? Please stick to the facts and honour the HUMAN BEINGS who made this possible without applying the ludicrous superstitious overlays.

Posted by Nathan Mandelbrot May 21, 09 02:52 PM
385.

Simplesmente espetacular este maravilhoso acontecimento de um futuro tão esperado por todos nós, amantes da ficção que agora torna-se uma realidade tão sonhada, quer seja em livros, revistas em quadrinhos, filmes. Enfim agora poderemos voltar a amar o povo dos Estados Unidos, sem a presença de um governo retrógado, mas sim com um futuro com esperanças à moldes do querido e simpático PRESIDENTE OBAMA. Espero ter tempo de existencia para poder apreciar, quem sabe talves, uma descida humana em marte, ou em alguma lua de júpter em busca de materiais para sobrevivência humana, quem sabe até moradas satélites para desafogar o alto índice populacional terráqueo.

Mas enfim, sem Busch no poder e toda a sua ignorância, ja podemos novamente dizer; VIVA OS AMERICANOS E SUAS FAÇANHAS FUTURÍSTICAS. Sensacional estas fotos.
Somente devemos esconde-las do vaticano, pois corremos o risco de ver novas fábricas de guilhotinas e fogueiras sendo ativadas. CIOTADINHO DO GALILEU,
COPÉRNICO, THICHO BRAHE, GIORDANO BRUNO, CARL SEAGAN etc...etc....

Obrigado.

Posted by Beron Burgos May 21, 09 02:57 PM
386.

wow!!!!!!!!!!!!! o my jesus this is awsome!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by MEXIAN May 21, 09 03:14 PM
387.

Response to #345: The space shuttle was the first ever reusable space craft, designed to serve as a "space truck" with the payload bay large enough to carry a school bus. The intent was to take off like a rocket, use it to deliver hardware to space (such as the Hubble Space Telescope) & build a space station, and land like an airplane and be serviced for re-use. Going to the moon with wings wouldn't serve any purpose there since there is no atmosphere, and the new Orion crew capsule with Ares I launcher is being designed to replace the shuttle for service to the space station after it retires. More shuttle info is at:
http://www.nasa.gov/returntoflight/system/system_STS.html
For the latest on the shuttle replacement go to:
http://www.nasa.gov/topics/moonmars/index.html

Posted by Greg May 21, 09 04:04 PM
388.

I believe that each step that we take that advances our knowledge of the world of space also advances our knowledge of the mind of God. Mankind is able little by little to discover and explore new areas of our universe because God created us in His image. We are body, soul and spirit as He is a Triune God. He created this world and sustains it. These astronauts and their tremendous support team are continually discovering vast new areas, new knowledge and are learning how to sustain them. God gave us creative minds that can think, and wills that can bring into being the results of our thinking. What a day to be able to observe these fantastic events!!!

Posted by Helena Garrick May 21, 09 04:34 PM
389.

I FEEL SO SMALL COMPARED TO ALL THE ABOVE PICS. OHHHHHHHHHHHHH MYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY GODDDDDDDDDDDD HOW BEAUTIFUL!!! VOONDAVAA!!!!!!!!

Posted by JUDY May 21, 09 04:35 PM
390.

wow look how far weve come

Posted by lexie May 21, 09 04:55 PM
391.

"What ever happened to Randolph Scott?"
Randolph Scott took care of his horse while conquering the old west;
John Grunsfeld takes care of his Hubble while conquering new spaces.
Both are veteran cowboys doing what they do best, but light years apart.
We are better off for having both of them.
I think they are distantly related.

Posted by Edd Mansfield May 21, 09 05:10 PM
392.

Great pics!!!!!!! i wish i could've gone up!1 I m only 11 though! They were so lucky and it seems they had lots of fun!

Posted by Kathaleen May 21, 09 06:45 PM
393.

Thanks for posting these magnificent pictures. I´m glad Hubble have a longer life now and can yet gift us with many more amazing pictures of the universe.
Congratulations to NASA and to the crew members.

Posted by Ricardo Dunna May 21, 09 06:49 PM
394.

O homem é, a um só tempo, grande e pequeno. Primário ainda, mas igualmente capaz de atitudes altamente relevantes para o progresso da humanidade. É o que sinto ao descortinar o espetáculo desta belíssima série de fotos. Parabéns a todos os que se empenham para o crescimento humano; inclusive, e sobretudo, os anônimos. [JRB-BH_MG-Brasil]

Posted by João Ribeiro de Barros May 21, 09 07:40 PM
395.

It will be wonderful to see our future pictures from our "Amazing Hubble" again.
Congratulations to our brave Nasa crew. Job well done as usual.
I was a (14 year) employee at KSC and indirectly worked on the Hubble mission and really miss working there. I felt honored in being involved with History in progress. It saddens me to think 2010 may be our last year of Space Flights.
I still cry as I witness each Space Flight lift off. Truly awesome.

Posted by Joetta Pooler May 21, 09 08:30 PM
396.

great photos!! wonderful!! Great GOD, subhanallah....

Posted by dey May 21, 09 08:58 PM
397.

fantastic!!!!

Posted by Gleison May 21, 09 10:29 PM
398.

I like the space program to continue with different projects towards building the dream of people living and working in orbit and beyond the solar system. I live in Palm Beach county which is 3hours south from Ksc.I been liking the space program all my life as an interest and possibly as a career in videography with ksc tv. I like math and science and space science as a hobby by getting the knowledge from textbooks, the library , internet and other reference resouces. Now I have the opportunity a couple times a year to go up to ksc to be a videography for the day on disability mentoring day.

Posted by Pat Archer May 21, 09 10:49 PM
399.

What a brave new world we live in! Amazing!

Posted by Antonio Cesar Negreiros May 21, 09 10:50 PM
400.

I'm with #100. Yeah, pictures were awesome....but the cost!!! Why not spend some of those billions, and help people here on Earth???? I'm sure most of us could use a "bail out" !!!!

Posted by Gloria A. May 22, 09 01:41 AM
401.

Awesome! How great Thou Art My God !!

Posted by Phuong Nguyen May 22, 09 07:02 AM
402.

Absoutly astounding! Speachless! This is what it's all about, and the journey MUST continue! I worked for "NAA "NAR" (North American Rockwell ) over a 38 year span, and these photos cap it all ! Thanks for sharing, and "HAT'S OFF to the "Gang" of USA Aerospace!

Posted by Ronald D'Amiico May 22, 09 07:06 AM
403.

A job well done!! We are all very proud of the crew here at Kennedy Space Center! Now they just need to come home!!

Posted by Damaris Sarria May 22, 09 08:17 AM
404.

This is tax dollars well spent.
Maybe Obama should put a space station on the moon and then get us to Mars and beyond, that would put some of the 6.7 million out of work Americans back in a job.

Vote Republican...Stop the taxation without representation

Posted by The True American May 22, 09 08:20 AM
405.

wow, makes me think of the night I stood outside our home with my folks and watched with awe at the blinking spot in the sky called sputnik (spelling???)...look how far we've come.

Posted by Kaye Tufton May 22, 09 09:26 AM
406.

How can anyone look at these pictures and not see that God is the ONLY way we can exsist? That He created this amazing universe and we are but a speck. God Bless these brave astronauts and the many people invloved in this work!

Posted by KWMc May 22, 09 09:29 AM
407.

Double.....WOW....WOW!!!!!!!.....

Posted by ed glucksman May 22, 09 09:52 AM
408.

Pictures are great and thanks to those brave women and men to help are ongoing techonology.

Posted by Andrew Hall May 22, 09 09:53 AM
409.

American Technology and Ingenuity at work. Time to reach beyond the horizon. Upward and onward. Time for the U.S. to take that next bold step into space travel. If we can pay for health insurance for every American, and provide money to countries that don't like us, we sure as heck should be able to sponsor space travel. There a few politicians we should send up there and see how far they could go.

Posted by mike B May 22, 09 10:22 AM
410.

our tax dollars hard at work. well sort of at work.

Posted by Sweatt May 22, 09 10:58 AM
411.

I enjoyed the pictures very much. A lot of sweat and and tears went into this project and we Americans should be proud of what has been accomplished. As for the comments, for the most part, very well said. Then you get people who make comments that have nothing to do with the space program. They spoil the meaning of the splendor of all that has been accomplished.

Posted by John Selbe May 22, 09 11:20 AM
412.

I was born in 1959 in Birmingham Alabama. In the short period that has expired since then we have walked on the moon, orbited and photographed most of the solar system, visited distant planets with rovers and probes, watched the progression of the space shuttle system, built a telescope that has seen things no one but God new about and built a space station where crew members from around the world could live and learn. There is a common thread running through all of these events and experiences. Let me know if you can tell what it is.

Posted by Johnny Crawford May 22, 09 11:29 AM
413.

Without a doubt , you guys are awesome.
Thanks for your dedication, in being among the best that our nation has to offer.

Posted by James D. Derrick May 22, 09 11:29 AM
414.

I was inside Nasa on a Tour that I took and realy enjoyed it was great even touched the Moon rock.
I give my blelssing and a big Thank You to all that work there.

Posted by M.P. Skears May 22, 09 11:55 AM
415.

I am grateful that my father made me get up to see Sputnik when I was growing up. Gave me an appreciation for space and what it entails. It is an awesome job/feat that NASA has created to benefit us here on earth. The technology and medicine,etc. that have come from exploration. Thanx for the experiences! Francee

Posted by frances brandes May 22, 09 11:56 AM
416.

My memory goes back to President John Kennedy who had the foresight to put our space program on track and into the future..God bless those who admired him not only as a President, a World Leader but one whose mnd was in the future, its sad to say but a simple lead bullit put a stop on his leadership....May God continue to bless our coutry, the USA....

Posted by Charles H. Thomas May 22, 09 12:06 PM
417.

Our country has discovered so much and has developed technology applied to our daily lives that we take for granted and do not even realize it is due to space exploration. It is worth every billion dollars spent in my opinion.

Posted by Barbara Blake May 22, 09 12:37 PM
418.

THIS HIS SOMETHING VERY BIG

I AM VERY PRAUD OF YOU

YOU DID GREAD JOB

Posted by LISAST May 22, 09 01:21 PM
419.

WOW WHAT A SIGHT! MY HUSBAND WORKED ON THE MATADOR MISSEL IN THE EARLY 50'S WHILE STATIONED AT PATRICK AIRFORCE BASE, FL.. HE SAYS WE'VE COME A LONG WAY BABY!!

Posted by BARBARA MILLER May 22, 09 01:29 PM
420.

Amen 384-They're the same narrow minded people who insisted the earth was the flat center of the universe. If reason hadn't won out over their dogmatic beliefs, we'd never have accomplished this amazing feat. Rant over. I'm honored my nation can do such a wonderful thing. The pictures are the most stunning I've ever seen ( also enjoyed the "getting ready" spread that preceeded this one) and I've seen quite a few in my 40 years as a space exploration fan. Well done photographers and editors. Support newspapers, science, and education.

Posted by Alan McEwen May 22, 09 01:34 PM
421.

In response to comment 345. You hit the nail right on the head. In short the answer is radiation. So much radiation that it bring a lot of claims into question. Do some research, happy hunting.

Posted by Jimmini May 22, 09 02:32 PM
422.

An awe inspiring set of photos, for me this truly is the pinnacle of human achievement. I flew over from the UK to see the launch and will never forget it. So glad i got the opportunity as there are only a few more left before the program is replaced. Well done to all that were involved you are true visionaries of our time. It is a pleasure to see an infinitely complex problem solved with such accuracy and grace.

Posted by Jay Kerr May 22, 09 02:48 PM
423.

Human knowledge requires that sience keeps moving forward......Fantastic pictures of just that.

Posted by Wayne Jones May 22, 09 03:28 PM
424.

I was lucky enough to experience this launch at Kennedy Space Center. Thanks to a great NASA engineer, we were so close! This was one of the most exciting and memorable events I have ever experienced!
I teach 4th grade and my students are now almost as excited as I am about the launch. I have shown pictures, slideshows, and told them all I saw and my excitement has definitely been contagious. I cannot wait to teach my students more about aerospace and NASA next year. Experiencing a shuttle launch is a MUST DO event in one's lifetime. Whether you are near or far from the viewing area, it is a MUST SEE!!! God Bless America!
ALina Soto

Posted by Alina Soto, Florida May 22, 09 04:10 PM
425.

PRICELESS !!!!!

Posted by Carolyn Barron May 22, 09 04:50 PM
426.

Shiny emblems paid for with coerced taxpayer funds,
What pretty chains we wear.

Look up to the stars,
So you don't have to look at the manacles around your ankles.

Posted by Jim a taxpayer May 22, 09 05:10 PM
427.

This is wonderful! These pictures are so clear and good, it's almost like being there. History is being made here, and is something that should be used in schools and for home-schools. I really appreciate getting to see this and will share it with my home-schooled grandchildren. Thank you for sharing this with the world.

Posted by Ann Majors May 22, 09 05:39 PM
428.

To the authors of comment #135, #184, and others wondering about the "gold foil" in photo 24: No, it isn't gold and it isn't foil. It is aluminized Kapton film. It has a gold color because that is the color of Kapton. I have been in this business for over 40 years and this perception about "gold blankets" on spacecraft just keeps on popping up.

Posted by TPS Geezer May 22, 09 05:59 PM
429.

how sad that we continue to spend all this money on space, when we could be exploring the riches of the deep oceans that we have yet to discover. if we did that we would most likely be able to feed the world, find new sources of renewable energy & create more green jobs, without adding to the polution of space & the earth.

Posted by joe b May 22, 09 07:03 PM
430.

Las fotos són fascinantes de hecho es algo que me gustaría hacer algún día.

Posted by Elorz May 22, 09 07:07 PM
431.

WOW , doesn't seem to cover it! I have goose bumps--- My sister has tried to explain how space travel works, since she has made it her career . She has worked closely with the spraying of ET's., has known some past and present astronauts. She has been known to hold her breath with every launch and weep with joy after a difficult mission has been completed. I semi-understood. Having viewed these pictures brings it all home to me. Thank you.
Cindy Mehl

Posted by Cindy Mehl May 22, 09 07:34 PM
432.

Congratulations to NASA, our astronauts, and the people on the planet Earth who persuaded the leaders of America to repair and upgrade Hubble. 19 years in orbit, and counting. Never has one inanimate instrument provided such a profound and inspiring outlook on our universe, and brought people together the way Hubble has. A truly outstanding achievement.

Cheers from Texas, USA

Posted by Austin May 22, 09 07:59 PM
433.

I was one of several on the NASA Team that installed the Hubble Space Telescope on its first flight and it was a great experience. I went on to support the service missions.I was really glad to see that they desided to do this last mission and see that it went well.NASA really needs the support of America.in order to keep America,the leader in space Exploration.

Posted by Anonymous May 22, 09 08:17 PM
434.

Great shots, brought to the world by the greatest team in the world. You naysayers should read up on your history. Do us all a favor and crawl back into your cave, light a torch and finger paint the stone walls. Don't wander too far from your cave, when you're brave enough to do so, for you may get too close to the edge and fall off your flat world.

Posted by Space Fan May 22, 09 09:01 PM
435.

Thats out of this world!!

Posted by dogloc May 22, 09 11:46 PM
436.

Enjoy these pictures and our space mission while you can. At the rate Obama
and that liberal bunch on Capitol Hill are going, they'll probably cancel the whole damn space program.

Posted by Joe T. May 23, 09 12:30 AM
437.

These pictures are truly beautiful and awe inspiring why can't those @#$%^&*&^%$#@ politicians see beyond their own pocketbooks and take us into the future without being so blind? Can they not see that by going to space more people will be gainfully employed? Just look back at the affluence of the sixties and seventies while we were working to put a man on the Moon. I am only sorry that too much time has passed for me to ever actually fly to either the Moon or to Mars.

Posted by Ronald Hyden May 23, 09 12:52 AM
438.

cool

Posted by Sri May 23, 09 05:04 AM
439.

I AM VERY THANKFUL I AM APART OF THIS WONDERFUL EVENT I ONLY WISH I WAS YOUNG ENOUGH TO SEE THE FUTURE EVENTS.

Posted by JERRY H. GARRETT May 23, 09 07:55 AM
440.

Great Pics !!!

Posted by Jim Jr. May 23, 09 08:50 AM
441.

To the complaing taxpayers: The taxes ARE being spent on earth! Jobs! Educated people, earning a living, being paid with taxpayer money; as opposed to the welfare state of uneducated people being paid to sit and watch tv (or smoke crack).

Awesome pictures. They tell the story of the mission beautifully.

Posted by NASA Daughter May 23, 09 09:12 AM
442.

These have truly shown that there is a God...what a glourios site. I can't even imagine what it would look like in person..I leaves me in awh..I thank all of you brave men and woman who do this for the good of mankind. May God bless you all.

Posted by Anonymous May 23, 09 09:30 AM
443.

There comes a time when pride is so overcoming that you forget
the troubles of the past, and the future, and glory in the now. I thank
God for the gift of imagination.that allowed this kind of magical event
to take place.These photos allowed me to appreciate the now, just
to be alone with my joy and pride. Well done, my heros.

Posted by Rich Palmer May 23, 09 10:25 AM
444.

Sensacional...

Posted by Alex Ribas May 23, 09 10:25 AM
445.

Thank you to all who participated. To those who complain about taxes, an incredible amount of our scientific knowledge about EVERYTHING comes from this program. Beats the heck out of paying people to sit on their butts while we pay for their numerous illigitimate kids.

Posted by A teacher May 23, 09 11:02 AM
446.

Great pictures and accomplishments! I am very proud of them and of NASA.
It feels good to be an American.

Posted by Carter May 23, 09 12:19 PM
447.

I can't wait to show these magnificent photos to my third grade students. If I were younger, I would be inspired to become an astronaut. As it is, I hope some of my children will feel the call. Thank you for sharing this amazing experience!

Posted by Brenda White May 23, 09 02:28 PM
448.

Very informative to the layman.Thank You

Posted by Bud Sims May 23, 09 02:48 PM
449.

Comment #402...me too am a NAA, NAR retired employee now 12 years...located all the time in Anaheim CA during my 36 years before early retirement allowed me to continue enjoying scene like this. Saw a launch, also it was ATLANTIS, my second year of retirement and still can feel the rumble below my feet. Thanks to the Lord I had this chance. These are fabulous pics and only can hope that our Space Program will continue so that the youngsters coming up will have a chance to experience what I did.Especially enjoyed the shot over Baja Ca, Mexico, since that is where I retired to....thanks NASA

Posted by Barbara May 23, 09 03:19 PM
450.

Just imagine the wonderful influence these will have on young minds pondering their future.

Posted by Charles Gallagher May 23, 09 04:30 PM
451.

When comments are made in a foreign language, can you get them converted over to English please before printing them on the network. I Thought the language of the U. S. was English!

Posted by Pitts May 23, 09 04:56 PM
452.

Beautiful pictures well done by wonderful people of our picturesque world. May
God bless each one.

Posted by Delores Baker May 23, 09 07:25 PM
453.

Here we are, looking at American pioneers of the new frontier, yes it's costly ... almost beyond imagination .... but leading the way for the fate of humans who may never even set foot on mother earth in a future that is sure to come !!

Posted by Jim Weiss May 23, 09 07:38 PM
454.

Re: comments #384, #420, etc., unless one knows Him, one can never understand spontaneous praise to our Creator. Acknowledging His power does not diminish the fine work of those whose efforts made this awe-inspiring NASA mission possible.

Posted by Suzanne Porter May 23, 09 07:51 PM
455.

Hubble is the way.

Posted by Mark C. S. May 23, 09 09:06 PM
456.

EL ESPACIO Y LOS MEDIOS QUE EL HOMBRE HA INVENTADO PARA PODER NAVEGAR POR EL, JAMAS DEJARAN DE SORPRENDERNOS, ESTAS FOTOGRAFIAS NOS LO DEMUESTRAN........................EL ESPACIO, NUESTRA PROXIMA FRONTERA, THANK NASA.

Posted by ANDRES DEVIA ROJAS May 24, 09 12:05 AM
457.

IN THIS NATION WE SEEN MANY GREAT THING'S THAT HAS HAPPEN. BUT WITH N.A.S.A. WE SEEN SOME REMARKABLE THINGS TO.LIKE GOING INTO OUTERSPACE, THEN GOING TO THE MOON AND HAVING NEIL ARMSTRONG TO BE THE FIRST MAN ON THE MOON, AND PUTING SAT. IN ORBIT. JUST TO NAME A FEW. BUT IN THIS GREAT U.S.A. WE HAVE SOME OUTSTANDING MEN AND WOMEN. THAT IS WILLING TO COMPLETE THE TASK THAT IS GIVEN TO THEM. AND LET'S NOT FORGET EACH TIME THEY GO UP THEY REALLY PUT THERE LIFE ON THE LINE. SO LET'S HONOR THEM AND THE ONE'S WHO HAS PASTED ON IN DOING WHAT THEY LOVED. IF YOU REALLY THINK ABOUT IT THERE ISN'T ANY WORD'S TO SAY. BUT TO SAY THANK YOU!!!! YOU ARE TRULY OUR HERO'S IN TIME. MAY GOD BE WITH YOU ALL. AND WITH GOD SPEED MAY YOU ALL COME BACK SAFELY.

Posted by WILLIAM J. MEEKS May 24, 09 12:18 AM
458.

there is no god. god does not exist.
the space shuttle was made by man's intelligence and work.
If it was up to all the religious lunatics, we will still believe the world is flat.
why can't all the religious lunatics make any comments without mentioning their ficticious god?

Posted by yj May 24, 09 12:48 AM
459.

Proud to build and test each Space Suttle in Downey, Ca and KSC!

Posted by Steve Botkin May 24, 09 03:06 AM
460.

I am happy to see the awsome photograps and i think i would be in one of those groups in the future...

Posted by roshni May 24, 09 07:48 AM
461.

these astraunots are heros of the future! their contribution to mankind cannot be measured , keep going !

Posted by Anonymous May 24, 09 09:18 AM
462.

These are great pictures. It is so sad, though, that not everyone allows others to express their feelings in their own way.

384 and 458...hopefully, someday, you will be as tolerant toward those who believe in God and His creation as they are of you and your unbelief.

Posted by Billy Mixon May 24, 09 09:29 AM
463.

Fantastic pictures, crew, mission, effort & everything.
To all the negative people out there, mankind must do this, no matter what, not because we want to or can but because we have to. It is a step in the right direction of future space travel when we eventually have to leave earth when the time has come.
As for the comments about feeding the hungry instead, it is 100% correct that earth needs to be cleansed of the weak, sick & charity dependent nations to concentrate on the really important matters like science, technology, genetic engineering etc.
The era of space walk around earth might have come to an end, but it is only a forerunner to greater things like Mars exploration, space travel etc.
This idea of space exploration has benefitted so many people, even the ones that are against it.
The Kapton film, used for insulation, which looks like gold but is not gold, might work perfectly for the USA but won't work here in South Africa as it's going to be stolen at the launch pad.
To 264, Unfortunately the guy who says these white electronic timers on picture 17 are used for Sudoku is wrong, as you only need 9 buttons for Sudoku not 10, they are obviously calculators, silly. Why two? if one fails the other is the stand by of course.
Now what can we do about the economic crisis? The USA has achieved incredible things in science & technology, they should be able to come up with a solution to this crisis too.

Posted by HP, South Africa May 24, 09 11:05 AM
464.

sweet

Posted by Anonymous May 24, 09 11:40 AM
465.

My husband and I both worked for NAA,Rockwell,Boeing Space Div. and experienced many sights, anxious moments; dedidicating our lives to working on Apollo, Skylab, Apollo Soyuz , Shuttle as well as Star Wars proposals.
We are still amazed at the pictures we see and the accomplishments that have been achieved with the technology of all the contractors that support the Space Program. We look forward to more wonderful achievements.
Les&Patty Ung

Posted by Les&Patty Ung May 24, 09 12:37 PM
466.

A fantastic array of pictures taken by folks who stand on the edge of space with cameras of great technology designed by some creative persons. Nah, couldn't be there ain't no creator, these things all just happened. An explosion in some junk yard and when it all fell down, Yeehah, a space shuttle and a telescope that some guy called Hubble found and claimed as his creation?
It certainly was not the Bible that gave the idea of a flat earth, it was the perversion of some religious twits who set themselves up as some authority just like there are those who would say that God does not exist.
Here is a thought. Mathematicians (smart fellows they are) have worked out that for just 8 of the prophecies of the Old Testament to be defined down to just one person is 1 to the power of seventeen zeros. For 48 of them to be complete in just one person is a little more. 1 to the power of 179 zeros. there were some 300 odd prophecies that were completed in the life of Jesus the Christ. Either He IS the Messiah as He claimed or he is a fake. The figures that our wonderful scientists have worked out sort of put the kibosh on the fake part of it.
Scientists are either right or wrong on their calculations, placing the Atlantis up to the Hubble Telescope IS a fantastic calculation of great precision. They also tell us that they can number of molecules in the universe, 1 to the power of some 80 zeros which means that the credibility of Jesus being the Absolute Messiah AND God brings the calculations way beyond even the amount of matter in the universe. Sorry fellas, let those who would give God the credit, the right to give that credit. There is far more solid evidence that the universe was created by an intelligence than the average person is prepared to open their eyes and look at it in reality. Many scientists, when faced with awesome reality have turned from the theory of evolution and accept that there IS a Creator of the universe. Trouble is, they then become persecuted for accepting reality. Just a thought.

Posted by Rob the Observer May 24, 09 12:49 PM
467.

Praise be to Isaac Newton, Edwin Hubble, Farraday, and others whose long hours of careful, reasoned study made this mission possible. Allahu Akbar! (just thought I'd throw in a tolerance shout-out, since other religions have been represented. And now, back to science.

Posted by Alan McEwen May 24, 09 01:03 PM
468.

Its bealtiful!

Posted by Anonymous May 24, 09 01:23 PM
469.

this is what i want to see, greetings from the netherlands and thanxs to my new friends from the states WA olympia

Posted by jj de groot May 24, 09 02:43 PM
470.

Thank you for sharing such wonderful and informative pictures. Just think about how much discipline, study, training and skill goes into an effort like this from intelligent persons who are willing to invest their lives(and others lives) on a seemingly endless frontier. This is NOt BY CHANCE OR EVOLUTION. To God be the Glory. This is America still is it not??

Posted by Pat Patterson May 24, 09 04:00 PM
471.

The United States continues to advance the science of astronomy and the world's knowledge of the cosmos...


Posted by Rodney W. Horner May 24, 09 04:15 PM
472.

Spectacular! Awesome photography capturing historic moments. Well Done!

Posted by Sara Mundy May 24, 09 04:47 PM
473.

Semplicemente fantastico !!!

Posted by Fernando, Roma, Italia May 24, 09 05:02 PM
474.

Picture 16 is awesome!

Posted by Rocky May 24, 09 05:20 PM
475.

To the author of post #437....

Of c ourse the 60's and 70's were affluent times. We had a horribly unpopular war and too many soldiers dying or being maimed for life, remember? Military action always makes the economy prosper. We need air[lanes, helicopters, guns, ammunition, MREs, uniforms, helmets, vehicles, doctors and nurses to care for our soldiers and a million other things that demand the workforce to make it so.

Posted by Sharie London, Twinsburg OH May 24, 09 06:51 PM
476.

These pictures are BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I love them! I came to NASA this summer and LOVED it!!!! I wish i could see these actual picures in person....!!!!
&&&&
WOW!!! NUMBER 458 that's HARSH and YOU ARE INSANE!!!! :'/
these pictures are INCREDIBLE and without our amazing God there would be no such thing as this... and why don't you keep your religious beliefs (if you have any) to yourself.....

Posted by Taylor May 24, 09 07:12 PM
477.

Absolutely incredible pictures and a great job done by our guys! Truly a work of God!

Posted by Helen Sfogliano May 24, 09 07:18 PM
478.

Perhaps if we as one agreed people instead of different nations, political views and religions were to place our mutually combinded efforts on continuing the fruits of exploring space and increasing our knowledge of what our "Creator" has done for us, we could finally agree on a common goal for the good of man overall.

These photos make one realize just how insignificant our petty differences are given the size of the universe and it's unexplored and yet to be learned contents.

Posted by Kerry Diehl May 24, 09 07:35 PM
479.

These photo's show an amazing look at our world for all of us on earth. It allows for us to see the energy, strength and tremendous force that is needed to get the astronauts to explore the universe.

Posted by Kathy Sanders May 24, 09 11:20 PM
480.

Beautiful! Very well done!

Posted by Mike Seikel May 24, 09 11:23 PM
481.

i am subhashree from bhubaneswar.i am congratulating to all astronaunts for their good job.

Posted by subhashree rout May 25, 09 01:48 AM
482.

If the journey is kind of mission impossible, but also the way it is presented in very few photos also is a mazy and fantastic.
Thanks to all the crew on ground and in space for this wonderful job, God helps all to keep looking for peaceful things and servicing human benefits instead of war projects.

Posted by Adel Wassily May 25, 09 02:56 AM
483.

Nice shots! My cousin is one of the crew...and I am glad to know he is back on Earth. Great to know the mission was a complete success!

Posted by Allen J May 25, 09 04:37 AM
484.

To author of post # 466. That was no mathematician who worked out chances or probabilities like: 1 to the power of 179 zeros, or: 1 to the power of some 80 zeros, as the result of 1 to the power of any number including 0 or infinite is still 1!! Check your calculator.

Posted by HP, South Africa May 25, 09 06:23 AM
485.

Thank you for , BEAUTIFUL image. I am from Iran and I am a student of watershed manangment.

Posted by ebrahim May 25, 09 07:36 AM
486.

Along with our outstanding military forces, these are the most couragous people of our century...may God be with them!

Posted by denny krug May 25, 09 07:38 AM
487.

The closer you get to "out there", the more you come to feel a convergence of faith and science, which is the ultimate conciliation. How NASA has moved us toward that conciliation is one of the ultimate technological contributions made for mankind in the 20th and into the 21st century.

Posted by Joseph Papai May 25, 09 07:58 AM
488.

Thanks to God for the successful mission and safe return of all. V.V.

Posted by Mary Vanis May 25, 09 09:04 AM
489.

I HAD THE HONOR OF BEING INVITED TO A ASTRONAUNTS HALL OF FAME INDUCTION DINNER SEVERAL YEARS AGO AT THE SPACE CENTER. AN ASTRONAUNT WAS ASSIGNED TO EACH TABLE. I SAT ALONG SIDE OF WALTER CUNNINGHAM, WHO LAUNCHED ON THE REFURBISHED APOLLO ONE FLIGHT. THIS WAS THE FIRST FLIGHT AFTER THE TRAGIC FIRE THAT KILLED THE PRIME APOLLO CREW. COMMANDER WALTER SCHIRRA WAS THE FLIGHT COMMANDER WHO HAS SINCE PASSED AWAY. WHAT A DELIGHT TO BE ABLE TO TALK WITH THE MEN WHO HAVE BEEN IN SPACE, INCLUDING
FRANK LOVELL AND DECK SLAYTON. THEY ARE ALL HEROS IN MY BOOK. AND MACHINEAAAREARAAAAWAWAWESOME.

Posted by JOHN DEMARTINI May 25, 09 09:44 AM
490.

GOD Bless America!!!

Posted by Joanne Huggett May 25, 09 10:23 AM
491.

Thank you NASA and AMEN to #466 and #476...............HO

Posted by Anonymous May 25, 09 10:26 AM
492.

GREAT PICTURES....#458 WHO SAYS THERE IS NO GOD OBVIOUSLY HAS NEVER HAD A PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WITH HIM LIKE I HAVE.......THAT'S SAD.....TO SEE THE VASTNESS OF THIS UNIVERSE IS AWESOME...THESE PEOPLE ARE BRAVE HEROS AND TO THE PHOTOGRAPHER.....GREAT PICTURES........TO GOD BE THE GLORY, GREAT THINGS HE HAS DONE.....

Posted by JEANNETTE COLEMAN May 25, 09 10:32 AM
493.

this is what america is all about
thank god.

Posted by Daniel Parillo Tacna Az. May 25, 09 10:50 AM
494.

Impresionantemente Fantastico, Yo soy de Monterrey, Nuevo León, México !!

Posted by Gerardo Pagaza May 25, 09 11:58 AM
495.

You were in my thoughts and prays during this entire mission. Praise God He brought you safely through a very difficult trip.

Posted by Patricia Hanson May 25, 09 12:23 PM
496.

Awesome, incredible. Great work guys and gal.

Posted by Charlotte May 25, 09 12:38 PM
497.

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.Psalm 19:1 How can anyone see these pictures and say that all of this creation happened by accident!! Praise God!!!

Posted by Anonymous May 25, 09 12:42 PM
498.

Esto es fantastico !!!, creible, increible pero solamente espectacular y lo que nos falta por conocer. FELICIDADES NASA !!!

Posted by MIGUEL GONZALEZ May 25, 09 01:08 PM
499.

GOD BLESS AMERICA. GOD BLESS THE PEOPLE WHO TOOK ON THE MISSION. OUT STANDING PICYURES.

Posted by CMAY1930#AOL.COM May 25, 09 01:57 PM
500.

awesome pictures it so cool i wish i could experience that some day how pretty

Posted by beth May 25, 09 02:11 PM
501.

Thank you for the great photos. I remember listening to JFK's inaguration speech promising to put a man on the moon. Despite all the political insanity through the years, it is a tremendous achievement that we can be proud of more and more with each day's technological advancements. Personally, as a supplier to NASA, I had an oppotunity to put my hand on one of those rockets, so awe inspiring, it sent chills up my spine.

Posted by Larry Hogrebe May 25, 09 02:34 PM
502.

These are the engines we worked on at Rocketdyne they are the F-1 engines at 7.5 million pounds of thrust. We also built the Apollo engines. It is really see them operate are well as they perform.

Posted by Albert Luberto May 25, 09 02:58 PM
503.

those pictures were amazing

Posted by Taylor powell May 25, 09 03:02 PM
504.

I think think that every thing is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous May 25, 09 03:10 PM
505.

I don't think #458 exists .He's just a figment of some lunatic's imagination

Posted by Rick May 25, 09 03:31 PM
506.

Esse trem é bão dimais da conta, uai!!!

Posted by alalas May 25, 09 04:10 PM
507.

God Bless all the wonderful people associated with our space program, it sure makes me proud to be an American.

Posted by Hal Drossos May 25, 09 04:46 PM
508.

Space has always fascinated me since I was teenager. These pictures are beautiful and the astronauts are the greatest. The space program must continue.

Posted by Gene G. May 25, 09 04:58 PM
509.

A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy on Saturday will leave for Florida and flight training in a month. His hope is to eventually follow his grandfather, my brother, into the space program. G'pa was a senior research test pilot with Rockwell, and G'son has had his eye on space since he was a tot. My graduation gift to my g-nephew is going to be all his G-pa's career memorabelia.

The pictures are marvelous. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Pat Moyles-O'Buck May 25, 09 07:05 PM
510.

Personally, as a non-believer, I don't think a higher power has anything to do with it. This is just another example of the human species, driven by its curiosity, taking another minuscule step towards understanding its place in the universe.

Posted by alec May 25, 09 07:39 PM
511.

YES WE CAN AND YES WE WILL...GOD BLESS AMERICA. GOD BLESS THE PEOPLE WHO TOOK ON THE MISSION. OUT STANDING PICTURESSSSS.

Posted by P.J.MARTINEZ AGUADILLA,PUERTO RICO May 25, 09 07:55 PM
512.

I'm proud to be an American. GOD BLESS AMERICA. Without HIM there is nothing.

Posted by Connie Boschwitz May 25, 09 08:16 PM
513.

Our Father's creation is absolutely indescribable! Thank you, Lord of our eternal life, for giving us this glimpse of Your handiwork. All perfect gifts are from You, Jehovah God, so we praise You for the privilege of viewing such splendor! Hallelujah!

Posted by Vicki Keene May 25, 09 08:52 PM
514.

Kudos!!!

Posted by Wendy May 25, 09 09:08 PM
515.

Without doubt , it is wonderful and great !

Posted by Sammy Wong May 25, 09 09:11 PM
516.

I am an 83 year old retired USAF pilot. I just spent an hour (2AM to 3 AM) reading the above comments. I had open heart surgery recently. Many modern medical procedures have been developed as by-products of research conducted by NASA. There is a strong likelihood that in some way NASA saved my life. I doubt that God had anything to do with it. Thanks, NASA !
Bob Hill
Stuart, Florida

Posted by Bob Hill May 26, 09 03:42 AM
517.

Ja schitterend mooie foto,s, die mannen en vrouwen mogen trots zijn op hun buiten gewone prestatie , hier in Holland zeggen we petje af, de vraag is waar dit eindicht, misschien nooit, waar is het einde?, maar ga zo door eens weten we het, ( ja ik niet meer hoor ben zo 77 jaar)

Posted by Ad Notmeijer May 26, 09 07:11 AM
518.

Look at Image #28. Notice an iPod there? Probably giving an idea to Apple's advertising team.

Posted by Brian Andrew May 26, 09 07:12 AM
519.

This is a wonder example of what man can do technologically.
Just think what we could do if we were a united planet of people who got along.

Posted by Kevin Meyer May 26, 09 08:11 AM
520.

God has blessed America! Its time for us to bless Him.

Posted by Thomas S. Christie Jr. May 26, 09 10:50 AM
521.

These are the most awesome photos I've seen yet! I wonder why the news media doesn't focus on this instead of so many depressing stories. This has to uplift the trueblooded American. Our men and women who participate in these flights do not get enough attention. They are so brave and intellectual to be participating in such a feat. I wonder how many of our schools teach our students the names of these heroic people. I bet they know who Peterson, Madhoff, etc. are. Our hats off to the Nasa group!!!!

Posted by Kittie Yates May 26, 09 11:20 AM
522.

The space program gives vivid proof that the universe is more than we can fully understand--but we're getting there--meanwhile attributing it all to a god continues to be universal naiveté'.

Posted by Rudy Boniface May 26, 09 11:38 AM
523.

Yes, thank god for building the shuttle, for processing rocket full, training the astronauts, making cameras and taking pictures. If it was not for her gifts we would still be stuck here on earth believing in FALSE pagan gods.

Posted by True Believer May 26, 09 12:20 PM
524.

I can't express my pride and joy in the accomplishments of this mission. Having worked for North American Aviation in the early 60's (Apollo program), it is unbelievable how much has been accomplished since we heard the words, "Houston, the Eagle has landed".

Congratulations NASA!

Posted by Carol Jackson May 26, 09 12:20 PM
525.

There's no reason why we can't explore the infinity of space, the depths of the ocean, the intricacy of the natural world, and the mysterious workings of the mind, body and soul all at the same time. They are not exclusive quests. We have evolved that far (and have a long way to go), so enjoy all things with an open mind and with the wonder and amazement they deserve!!!

Posted by D. Cupcake May 26, 09 12:37 PM
526.

URL this pictures,are so beatiful,and give to humans,drimes,and learn,not to distroy are,world,congratulaciones to the NASA, tanks fernando.

Posted by fernando de saracho May 26, 09 12:57 PM
527.

The photo's are very beautiful, but also shows how risky it is to accomplish a space walk. These astronauts are the true hero's and they deserve our highest respect for the service they give to science, exploration of space and this country.

Posted by Wayne Knapp May 26, 09 01:18 PM
528.

Having worked at the Cape during the Apollo missions, I am overwhelmed at the great progress we have made in this tremendous program. Wonderful. To the person who claims that God is myth, if so, then why does it bother you to have us believers mention him? Where did we get the intellegence to perform these great achievements?

Posted by Wally May 26, 09 01:33 PM
529.

#528 - The tree of knowledge for which we were banished for partaking from

Posted by Alex May 26, 09 02:52 PM
530.

I keep hoping that someday a book will be published to let the naysayers about everything that the Space Program has done for our world. I, for one, know only a pittance of all the advances we have made in medicine, science, botany, etc. So many people think it's a just a terrible waste of our money. I wish that I knew more so I could give an intelligent rebuttal.

Posted by B. Fenichel May 26, 09 02:57 PM
531.

To #429, the challenge to engineer vehicles to explore the depths of the ocean are similar to the challenges of space: one keeps pressure in the vehicle and one keeps pressure out. In many ways the crushing forces of the ocean are a greater challenge. What we have learned going into space will surely help us eventually get to the ocean depths as well. I agree that our planet holds many wondrous secrets that should also be explored, but why put down any scientific knowledge that inspires the majority of people? Humans have pondered the heavens and what's out there since being placed upon the Earth. As far as energy is concerned, you might want to consider where the International Space Station gets its power. If that's not a lesson in "green" I don't know what is.

Posted by Val in Houston May 26, 09 03:28 PM
532.

Tutte queste meravigliose fotografie ci mostrano un mondo FANTASTICO, come
tutta l'operazione della NASA è stata un opera FANTASTICA.
Rallegramenti anche agli operatori.
Saluti da STELIO PRECALI TRIESTE ITALIA.-

Posted by Stelio Precali May 26, 09 03:34 PM
533.

To #441, NASA Daughter:

Funding for NASA is spent on earth (where else would fiat money "fly"?) and is arguably better than spending for welfare, but is still coerced from citizens.

Marvel at the stars and the shiny technology, but it's still paid for with money extracted at gunpoint.

Posted by Jim a taxpayer May 26, 09 04:18 PM
534.

These are some really beautiful photos. I will enjoy showing them to my grandkids I know they will enjoy seeing them also. just keep up the good work and god bless america.

Posted by Jessie Fleming May 26, 09 05:00 PM
535.

For message 428 gold was used on many spacecraft because of is emissivity coefficient. Thats heat transfer basics 001. It also does not corrode. Whether it was used on Hubble remains a mystery to me. However if someone really wants to know they could ask Domenick Tenerelli at lockmart.

Posted by Paul May 26, 09 05:18 PM
536.

OVER 500 comments....and barely 20 people who don't
or can't understand how IMMENSELY their lives and the lives of humanity are improved through space research.

Gives me a bit of rejuvenated belief in people's understanding.

Do you use laptops, MRI's, cell phones, the weather channel, sirius radio, infrared thermometers, CCD's, Solar panels, water filtration systems, fly on safer airplanes???

If so....thank NASA research engineers, scientists, doctors, lawyers, media, computer technicians, electrical, chemical, mechanical engineers, astronauts and all of us who work here, those before us and the next generation to come.

Google NASA spinoffs and learn how your taxpayer dollars have been used. effectively

:-)

Posted by Chris at KSC May 26, 09 05:36 PM
537.

NOW IF WE COULD GET THE DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS TO STOP TRYING TO OUT-DO EACH OTHER AND WORK TOGETHER FOR THE GOOD OF OUR COUNTRY(USA) WE COULD REALLY LEARN SOMETHING FROM EXPLORING DEEP SPACE. BOTH PARTIES MAKE ME WANT TO VOMIT.

Posted by ALVIN SMITH May 26, 09 05:50 PM
538.

Great job by all involved!!! Keep it up!!!!!

Posted by Walter Hanby May 26, 09 06:11 PM
539.

To #445... if you are a teacher then you must be a lousy one, you take advantage of this beautiful pictures and event to make reference to illegitimate children, no doubt children of some illegal immigrant! Right wingers forever!!!

Posted by Stanley May 26, 09 06:25 PM
540.

"The More We Know, The More We Realize We Don't Know" and so man's quest to gain knowledge and discover "The Truth" moves forward another step. "The
Truth Is Out There" may sound like a "rip off" and so it is but I consider "afrapo" in
this instance. I am very proud of our quests into space which have shown us to date but a small portion of a vast universe there to explore. I can hardly wait until
we see the 1st new images in, I believe, September 2009?........Well Done USA.

Posted by Joe Blyskal Jr. May 26, 09 06:36 PM
541.

These photos are a tribute to man's imagination and perseverance. What a shame that Mr. Obama wants to cut the program in order to buy the votes of those who will never understand the value of learning how to plant a garden.

Posted by Douglas Fahnlander May 26, 09 07:47 PM
542.

Several years ago I had the opportunity to visit with Scott Carpenter one of the early astronauts shortly after his visit into the depths of the ocean and was labled an aquanaut as well. 20 minutes alone in a corner during a national engineering society convention will live with me forever. A very inteligent down-to-earth (pardon the pun) incredible human being. His description of his first and second trips into space made me so jealous at that time, but unfortunately I was too old to even be considered for the astronaut program. He and his original space pioneers have to feel incredibly proud of their accomplishments.

Posted by Calif Wine Guy May 26, 09 08:38 PM
543.

SENCILLAMENTE MARAVILLOSO!!!! . . . UNA MUESTRA MAS DE CUAN PEQUEÑOS SOMOS EN ESTE UNIVERSO, OBRA DEL CREADOR... GRACIAS A QUIENES HICIERON POSIBLE ÉSTO. UN GRAN BESO DESDE TIJUANA, MEXICO.

Posted by Lupitave May 26, 09 08:55 PM
544.

Thank you so very much. Th pictures are like I was there with you. It is awesome.

Mike Hughes --Marshfield, Wisconsin

Posted by Mike Hughes May 26, 09 09:10 PM
545.

Some of the pictures make you feel like you are up there with God. Wow. I'am so glad we have a space program. They do a wonderful job.

Posted by Joann Johnson May 26, 09 09:32 PM
546.

After seeing all this beautiful pictures I feel proud to be American and Thanks God
to let all see his greatness

Posted by Ray Menezes May 26, 09 09:35 PM
547.

This was so cool I want to be an astronaut

Posted by Bailey Martin May 26, 09 09:38 PM
548.

To #458 and others out there who don't believe in God (by whatever your definition of Him)-I am so sorry that you are unable to enjoy the beauty surrounding you and the inspiring accomplishments that humans have made with the help of God. Hopefully, someday you will feel the wonder of HIs presence in your life-I truly hope so. Ret. pilot Bob Hill-As a person involved in the medical field for over 40 years, I can assure you that God did indeed have a hand in your recovery. I have seen first hand the miracle of His healing of wounded thought beyond help. Ah, the value of prayer for body and spirit! God bless all of you.

Posted by Katherine Swindell May 26, 09 09:41 PM
549.

my friend's dad went up,michael good.He's in a few pics.this is so awesome

Posted by Dramaqueen101 May 26, 09 10:11 PM
550.

Brought tears to my eyes .. so proud of the accomplishments & dedication .. grateful to God for his blessings ..

Posted by Sue Bass May 26, 09 10:42 PM
551.

AWSOME!!!!!

Great work NASA.

Posted by L Nelson May 26, 09 10:45 PM
552.

I was lucky enough to see the last, night shuttle take off into space. We were on the beach about 4 or 5 miles away. It was such an awesome experience. One I'll never, ever forget. Thanks to our great friends, Jim and Rhae who invited us to come along with them to see it.

Posted by Mitzi May 26, 09 10:59 PM
553.

Truly amazing and admirable! A part of history to treasure and be proud of and forever cherished.

Posted by A.D. May 26, 09 11:02 PM
554.

SIMPLEMENTE.... ESPECTACULAR...!!! LOS QUE NO CREEN AHI LO VEN..!!!

Posted by Rafael Romero Rojas May 26, 09 11:56 PM
555.

I LOVE THESE COOL PICS!!!!!!!!!!! THANK GOD FOR EVERY THING! BLESS THE ASTRONOUTS AND THEIR FAMILYS!!!!!

Posted by KATELIN May 27, 09 12:02 AM
556.

To yj - it always amazes me to see someone with your convictions. to look around you and still be able to proclame with such assertion your belief when there is so much evidence to the contrary humbles me , for your faith is deeper than mine. in any case a breif history lesson - the person that moved science forward and thrust us into heliocentric cosmology was a Catholic Bishop - his name - Copernicus! another godless scientist no doubt!
to the men and women of N.A.S.A. and the God that created them all - three cheers and keep up the good work.

Posted by Ted Pikulsky May 27, 09 12:25 AM
557.

Thank you to EVERYONE at NASA! Your work enhances our world.

Posted by Laura Galliher May 27, 09 01:42 AM
558.

Great work NASA. I've followed the space program since it started in the 60's as a teenager.I wanted to be an astronaut but they didn't let girls in the military academy's & all astronauts were military pilots.To be an astronaut & go to space would be the ultimate for me.Thanks to 536. If all the luantic finantics & world leaders would see the world from space they would realize we are all on this beautiful blue planet together. God put the planet & us here, let's get a long.

Posted by Jean,astronaut in heart and spirit. Go NASA!!! May 27, 09 02:08 AM
559.

#458 by yi leaves me with only this to state, it is poverty to forget our creator...god is evident in mans reaching the stars in the first place...without the creator giving men the intellect to do so, we would be still in that erroneous state of mind and thus still clinging to the belief that the earth remains flat; we grow as God reveals.....not critisizing yi and respectful of the difference in yi's opinion. The space mission remains a beautiful discovery of only a fraction of God's vast universe and creativity.

Posted by David R. Leavitt May 27, 09 02:41 AM
560.

these pictures both inspire me but also bring up recurring issues
it seems that the young get focused on & given more opportunities than the rest of us
also more doors need to open up for more widespread education & involvement with work opportunities
space is for everyone, if you are fit, have a capable mind & the passion to succeed, then you should have no less an opportunity than someone else who has a degree or prior experience
too much focus on existing skills/knowledge will not help us achieve all that we can
we need perspective & input from all members of society who have even the slightest interest in advancing our capabilities & knowledge
i am at a point in life right now where i have completed previous engineering studies, have had a number of good work opportunities, though through lack of financial savvy & various moves in different directions, i now find myself starting again
i hope that the world will begin to shift its way of thinking & encourage the global community to participate in the future of our species by providing opportunities to do so without financial burden or elite prerequisites

Posted by matteovinci May 27, 09 03:44 AM
561.

~548 - "I am so sorry that you are unable to enjoy the beauty surrounding you and the inspiring accomplishments that humans have made with the help of God." Exactly why do I need a belief in some unproven and unprovable fictional character to appreciate the beauty, and overwhelming vastness of the universe, and the phenomenal achievements of HUMANKIND (a tiny proportion of which is shown above)? I, as a non-believer and a scientist, find true beauty in the vastness of the universe, a universe which was not created, but just came into existence. Well done NASA, beautiful photos, keep up the good work.

Posted by Dave NUL May 27, 09 04:31 AM
562.

The pictures are superb and all those responsible for all scientific space missions deserve the deep respect and gratitude of all mankind.
The religious proselytising here is tiresome, mostly ignorant and not unexpected from the quarters where it originated. To the mathematically challenged person who quoted probabilities of Old Testament predictions occurring, it is worth remembering that those who wrote the New Testament were very familiar with the Old. It is therefore far more likely and credible that they simply made it up to enhance the impact of their stories (people do that sort of thing you know, even today!). The God conjecture is untestable, contributes nothing to our understanding of anything and simply creates barriers between people. I respect peoples' rights to hold primitive, supernatural beliefs, but don't understand the need to flaunt them.

Posted by Ian Quayle May 27, 09 05:42 AM
563.

# 551, L Nelson, "AWESOME!"
You said all the needs to be said.
I am in awe of the accomplishments of man. I am proud not only as an American but also as a member of the human race which has achieved such awesome feats.
People from around the world have appreciated the work of man in exploring space and other wonders of the world. Everyone in the world should be proud becasue, although NASA has been at the forefront of space exploration, many people and companies from other countirees have contributed knowledge and technology to make those accomplishments possible.
I stand in awe of our Maker. For those who proclaim to be non-believers, I respect your right to your opinion but, surely, man could not have done this work nor given us the AWEsOME universe without some higher being

Posted by Allen S. May 27, 09 07:22 AM
564.

Absolutely wonderful and very timely. Thank you to all. ET

Posted by Ellie Threlkel May 27, 09 08:11 AM
565.

These are all outstanding photos, but my favorite is Atlantis and Hubble silhouetted by the solar transit. Attaboys for all concerned. There will never be a final frontier for mankind.

Posted by Jim Wassmuth May 27, 09 08:28 AM
566.

I never seen anything like this before, I think it is FANTASTIC PHOTO"S Thanks sis.

Posted by Stevie D May 27, 09 08:54 AM
567.

Our new grandson, Cameron Ryan Rich will grow up knowing that America & NASA will hopefully continue to do their fantastic job. Super pics!!

Thank you,

Frank & Sally Rich
spooner, WI. 54801

Posted by Frank R. Rich May 27, 09 09:21 AM
568.

These pictures of the universe or cosmos are our invitations to heaven.

Posted by Ben Reina May 27, 09 10:06 AM
569.

Maguinifca Fotos lindas sem comentarios 0k.

Posted by Francisco Luciano F Silva May 27, 09 10:13 AM
570.

just incredible! thanks for sharing the experience.

Posted by brenda diederick May 27, 09 11:09 AM
571.

Spectacular . . . . Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Jim Anderson May 27, 09 12:00 PM
572.

And they say that Americans are dumb........I don't think so! ! !

Posted by Mitchell May 27, 09 12:22 PM
573.

The fundamental principle of physics is entropy; given time, all things become less complex (disinigrate). To think that such a mission as depicted in the miraculous photos could happen without intelligent design is the epitomy of blind, mortal arrogance. That is why "Wise men still seek Him." Through these photos He knocks at the door of the ignorant fools who think they have it all figured out. God Bless (and save) us all.

Posted by Mark Dubay May 27, 09 12:22 PM
574.

Thats BAMF

Posted by Anonymous May 27, 09 12:28 PM
575.

On behalf of the world, THANK YOU for, with your pictures, put us right into the space craft, right up to the telescope with your amazing pictures. God bless you all for your effort on our behalf.

Posted by John L. Galle Sr. Windom, MN. May 27, 09 12:43 PM
576.

I agree wholeheartedly with No. 561. Let's appreciate the wonders of the universe as they are, without looking for supernatural explanations. No 573, please get the facts straight. The second law of thermodynamics says that the entropy of a closed system increases. The earth is certainly not a closed system. The sun has provided energy for billions of years, that organisms can use to increase order (decrease entropy), and it will continue to do so for billions more years. Let's appreciate the works of nature and of humans for what they are -- amazing and awe-inspiring, and natural.

Posted by NancyS May 27, 09 01:12 PM
577.

As a member of the HST Space Support Equipment (SSE) Team at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, I have been most fortunate to have been directly involved in all of the Hubble servicing missions. HST SM4 was the icing on the cake! The STS-125 crew did a fantastic job during the mission and the NASA Hubble Team back on the ground did an excellent job from start to finish in preparing the flight hardware, Crew Aids and Tools (CATs), and getting the crew ready.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE STS-125 CREW AND THE ENTIRE HUBBLE TEAM!

Posted by Mark T. Hubbard May 27, 09 01:22 PM
578.

Great images. Make's one proud and grateful that we live in times like these.

Apropos some of the comments, I came to the conclusion, long ago, that it isn't God and science that are at odds but the "believers" and "non-believers" who hack away at each other. I think sometimes God shakes her head in disbelief at our bickering. And, I'm sure, he now and then has a good laugh.

Well done Atlantis crew.


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Posted by George Theodore May 27, 09 01:26 PM
579.

#576... Nancy, the sun is affirms the law of entropy by burning out, however long it may take in human time. It seems you may not completely understand the second law of thermodynamics you refer to. One limits perspective by limiting observation. Wisdom comes with age; but sometimes, age comes alone. Humility takes courage.

Posted by Mark Dubay May 27, 09 01:36 PM
580.

GRACIAS POR HACERNOS PARTICIPES DE SUS EXITOS

Posted by GEOGE PEREZ May 27, 09 01:37 PM
581.

ahahaha HAAAHAHAHAHA sorry, normally I am serious when posting here, but all you religious superstitious narrowminded slow ignorants, who become so extremely amazed with a simple space walk (considering how things will most probably advance in the future), and can't conclude or say anything besides "OH MY GOD, THIS IS GOD'S WORK!" and how this proves that "GOD EXISTS", and intelligent design blablablablabla
and pleaase! don't look at this as a work of the USA, if we are talking about space here then have the decency of thanking the work of the people of the world, not just AMERICANS.

damnit... GROW UP

Posted by juan carlos May 27, 09 02:06 PM
582.

#579 Mark, so you're saying that because the Sun will burn out eventually, entropy cannot be decreasing now in any location; that a god is required for entropy to decrease? Wow. Oh wise and humble one, I certainly don't claim to have all of the answers as you think you have all answers in one (god). You could benefit from taking off the blinders of superstition and exploring reality sometimes.

Posted by NancyS May 27, 09 02:09 PM
583.

Nancy, you seem defensive. The universe is a closed system. None of us knows it all. The most accomplished among us are generally modest. Observe the astronauts.

Posted by Mark Dubay May 27, 09 02:37 PM
584.

CREO QUE SON PERFECTOS MONTAJES DE FOTOGRAFIA, YA QUE EL SOL HUBUERA HECHO LO SUYO TANTO CON EL COHETE COMO CON LOS TRIPULANTES... Y NUEVAMENTE LA NASA QUIERE OFENDER LA INTELIGENCIA DE LOS SERES HUMANOS, COMO CUANDO EL HOMBRE PISO LA LUNA.

Posted by GABRIELA DE LA PAZ May 27, 09 02:38 PM
585.

I think i was 4 years old when JFK Historic speach in which i stated that we will
put man on the moon in this decade. How true and determine he was as you
can see the result may be JFK even did not dream of this at that time in History.
BEAUTYFULL PICTURES .
Ahid / Texas.

Posted by Ahid Ghafoor May 27, 09 03:15 PM
586.

Seems blind faith makes you all knowing, but what do I know? Aparently I am "ignorant", according to all the believers on the world. All I know, is I see no sign of a higher power, just beautiful pictures that highlight the enginuity and ability of the human race to achieve great accomplishments. I am thankful to be so close (live in Cape Canaveral, and personally know many involved) to the program that has effected so many in so many different ways, many without their knowledge. I say they are the ignorant ones... Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Drew May 27, 09 03:29 PM
587.

I usually don’t post on these but after reading I have to say something. Wow reading all of this makes me proud to be a faithful God believing AMERICAN. You never understand the importance of NASA or understand what really goes on until you work for NASA. I thank God everyday for my job and the opportunity to work for such an amazing Federal Agency. The American taxpayers dollars are hard at work every day, and without it there would be at least another billion of people to add to the unemployment count. Not only would the people who work for NASA and all the contractors be without a job but many cities surrounding the space centers depend on all of the business brought in by all the people coming to witness a scientific miracle every day. People around here at the Kennedy Space Center maybe get annoyed by all the tourist who come out to see a launch (and I am one) but if you really take a moment and think about it, without everyone coming out what kind of place would we live it, it would really be run down, we have seen it before and it would be a tragedy to see everything go under.
These pictures are absolutely amazing and I truly enjoy looking through them after each and every launch.

Posted by KSC Girl May 27, 09 03:35 PM
588.

Geniales las fotos, genial el trabajo de la Nasa. Estuve en Cabo Cañaberal y en Houston y no podía creer lo que estaba viendo.
Felicitaciones a todas las personas que trabajan para que la Nasa sea lo que es.
Saludos cordiales desde Santa Fe Argentina Celia

Posted by Celia Rudy May 27, 09 03:59 PM
589.

Beautiful, amazing ... let's stare at the sky ...
And Hubble will again deliver new secrets to make our understanding of the universe better...
Many thanks to these astronauts and this extraordinary servicing mission.

Signed: A Belgian guy

Posted by Ska May 27, 09 04:11 PM
590.

I am proud that my cousin Mark Hubbard has been working with the Hubble Project at Goddard SFC.
My personal view about the visible expansion of the universe will someday enable humankind's salvation. Like the explorers from the "Old World", human life from Earth will, in time expand throughout the galaxies making discoveries beyond belief, but true.

Posted by William Bronson Hubbard May 27, 09 04:11 PM
591.

simply awesome photographs... breathtaking... i would even die to get a glimpse of space in real life...

Posted by Siddhartha Sanghi May 27, 09 04:35 PM
592.

The Hubble program destroys marriages & family life. It is a job for a single person. It's not all as great as you think.... think about these poor employees on the project who are never home, stressed out, no energy for family, and required to drop everything for Hubble. It's always an emergency. It makes me ill to see what the program does to its employees. Did you know that during the servicing mission our Government paid contracts for # hours employees worked and the employees did not get paid for all the hours worked?

Posted by Hubble wife May 27, 09 04:40 PM
593.

this proves that this is the greatest country in the world. god made this country and we should be grateful that we live hear great photos

Posted by george herrmann May 27, 09 04:59 PM
594.

As a Hubble Hugger privileged to work with the Hubble Space Telescope program for more than a decade, thank you for bringing these pictures to a broad audience. And thank you to every blogger with an interest in the space program. Your interest and tax dollars have allowed all of us who work this program (from me to the astronauts to the NASA administrator) to follow our dreams and be a part of something much bigger than ourselves. The Hubble Space Telescope, the servicing missions, and the science the telescope brings to life all belong to you! We are just caretakers. So, thank you all for sending me on this amazing journey and for enjoying what comes from it as much as I do. Peace!

Posted by JackieT May 27, 09 05:24 PM
595.

Wow...

Posted by Jack Higley May 27, 09 05:31 PM
596.

Remarkable pics! They're the cumulative accomplishment of intelligent believers and non-believers alike. Mark owns Nancy. Drew is clue-less. Mark owns him, too.

Posted by DJ May 27, 09 05:50 PM
597.

Truly amazing photos!! I went to KSC for the launch and watched the whole mission on Nasa TV (somewhat obsessively!) - thanks for the superb coverage there!
Totally inspiring mission, great job everyone!!
With this mission and the progress with Constellation, it feels like we're at a point of hope and great excitement in far space travels again :-)

Posted by Linda Lanyon May 27, 09 05:50 PM
598.

the pictures were fantastic the work is worth it we should learn more about earths
eginings hopefully and maybe more about outter space
thank you for giving us the oppurtunity to see them

Posted by sherry j May 27, 09 06:17 PM
599.

To Numbers 458, 510, 516, 561, 581, 586: Forgive them Father, for they know not what they say.

Posted by Barb Logan May 27, 09 06:50 PM
600.

Beyond my imagination, unbelievable courage .It amazes me how far science has come now I wonder what could possibly be next! I hope to see equal progress in medical treatment to cure human sickness.

Posted by Vincent Sclafani May 27, 09 07:43 PM
601.

What a wonderful sight. imagine if we all were actually there.
I would love to go into sapce one day and see the Hubble for myself.
Great Pictures!!!

Posted by Stephany Xavier May 27, 09 08:02 PM
602.

Great pics,
My brother was lucky enough to actually be on holiday from the UK, when the took off, and he got pictures.

One thing though bothers me every time I see these types of pictures.....

Why on earth do they look so bloody cheap and nasty, it looks like a class of 5 year olds have done a collage picture session.

Posted by toz May 27, 09 09:14 PM
603.

Especially liked the comments from 519 and 521. So true!

Posted by Brad Keistler May 27, 09 10:02 PM
604.

These Pictures are truly great, and lets not forget that everyone views these awesome accomplishments in a different light. Whether it's divinity, science or evolution of man's consciousness. But turning in into a religious bickering, or Tax payer waste is ludicrous. It is the United States Space program, but It took many people of different nations and backgrounds to build. I'm positive that many of the workforce that it took to build such an advancement for man were of many religious backgrounds. Republican, Democrat, Independent, Christian, Hindu, or Buddhist, In whom or what you place your trust, lets honor each other, and the accomplishments that we have acheived as a unified people. Lest we forget the principals on which this great Country was Founded! w

Posted by Mennix May 27, 09 10:43 PM
605.

Simply Breathtaking!

Posted by F.W. & Mila Stamos May 28, 09 01:19 AM
606.

I feel slightly peeved at being left out of the list in 599, so I'm trying harder now.

On Jan 28 1986 I was driving my car when I heard the terrible news and stopped to weep. I wept not just for those who had died and for those whose lives and dreams had been shattered, but also for a wonderful, noble human enterprise that had suddenly faltered with tragic consequences. If you think that your invisible friend in the sky gets credit for NASA, Hubble etc, are you giving him/her/it credit also for the Challenger disaster. How about those devout god worshipping people who flew aircraft into skyscrapers, killing thousands. That sure was a great
achievement for god. Or a god worshipping President who lied, embarked on an illegal war in a foreign land resulting in the deaths of hundreds and thousands of innocent men, women and children.

You can't have it both ways. You can't pick and choose. If the omnipotent, omniscient god you believe in is responsible for the good things in the world, he/she/it must also be responsible for all the terrible loss, pain and suffering endured too. On balance, if he/she/it did actually exist, then you would have to agree that he/she/it has made a pretty poor job of it so far.

Posted by Ian Quayle May 28, 09 06:16 AM
607.

Let's hear it for the Olympus E-3 which they used to take these pics. Nice camera! (Now I feel better about spending all that money on mine:) :P

Posted by Eric Brenner May 28, 09 07:48 AM
608.

Totally awesome pics!!! Too bad the government is discontinuing the space program as we know it and putting dedicated people out of work. We are no longer the nation that wants to make a difference--we are the nation that is giving up on our goals and achievements. Great job to all the crew members who went into space and the and ALL the crew members in Florida who go unrecognized for their job WELL DONE!!!!

Posted by Yvonne Chojnacki May 28, 09 08:20 AM
609.

At age 83 I have seen all types of aircraft from primitive open cockpit biplanes to modern jet aircraft. I have not seen a space shuttle. I flew in a TBM Grumman Avenger in WWII. Taking off and landing on an aircraft carrier with a 496 foot deck was somewhat thrilling. That was nothing compared to what our astronauts experience. These space trips are awesome. I am fortunate enough to have lived through Buck Rogers movie serials and comics to vicariously experiencing space flight for real. I have nothing but admiration for all of the pioneers of the space program.

Posted by Merton A. Bobo May 28, 09 08:26 AM
610.

star track here we come !!

Posted by BIG JOHN May 28, 09 08:27 AM
611.

Certainl makes you very proud to be an America citizen no matter what our President says when he is out of the country. Hope he keeps his mouth shut when he is in Normandy with the bodies of the 9000 men who died there so he can bad mouth the country they died for .

Posted by Thomas S Mattimore May 28, 09 08:31 AM
612.

Fantastic photographs. I enjoyed following @astro_mike on Twitter while he was in orbit (and now he's back on Earth as well) and it still saddens me that the media don't pay more attention to the wonder that is manned Space flight.

Forgive me for making the following comment but I feel I must raise this point: To all who are praising the USA and taking a (justifiable) pride in the accomplishments of NASA over its period of operation - perhaps you should spare a thought for all the other Nations that have contributed to the success of Space travel? The Orbiter isn't exclusively US technology and Scientists from all over the Planet go towards making everything happen.

So rather than a big cheer purely for the USA, might I suggest a cheer for everyone who has the vision, passion and determination to make Space Travel possible?

Posted by Lee May 28, 09 08:40 AM
613.

This brought back so many memories of my eight years, 1962-1970, when I
lived in Brevard County, Fl. and set up school libraries during the boom at CAPE KENNEDY.

The pictures are beautiful ! I could stand in my yard and feel the ground vibrate when a shuttle was launched! I remember sadly, my having my own son,
Tommy's Cub Scout Den at The Cape, when our beloced Gus Grissom,
Chaffee and White burned in training! Everyone asociated with the Space Program
was "A CUT ABOVE" to see the dedication and heroism of the astranauts, their
families, and the people in general, that came to Brevard County as pioneers
in this history-making era! I was honored to be a part of it and to know the caliber
people that Werner Van Braun and his daughter Sigi, my library assistant were!
Please see my URL http://www.janiewilkins,com/

Posted by Janie Wilkins May 28, 09 10:08 AM
614.

Bob Hill from Florida, God had everything to do with it. Who do you think blessed those Men and Women of NASA to create the things they do. Its only by the grace of God that you are alive today. Yeah Nasa had a big part in it but absolutely it was the Lord instructoring them to create such advance technology. The pictures above shows Gods almighty power and how his ways are too extreme for us to even imagine. Were just on earth but look at the universe. Thank You Jesus, Thank You God, Thank You Holy Spirit.

Posted by Theresa May 28, 09 10:46 AM
615.

Enjoyed these wonderful pictures.
No.516 should know, that his life if always in God's hands
also agree with #521.. today's history should include the names of the men and women who put their lives at risk.
thank you for allowing us to see these pictures

Posted by Joan M. Smith May 28, 09 10:58 AM
616.

Astronauts, engineers, and all of us have free will to make tragic mistakes which lead to learning. Allowing others to suffer for lack of courage might be one; rape rooms, gassing innocents, mass executions, the holocaust, etcetera. Blaming good for evil is an exercise of free will; possibly also a mistake.

Posted by Mark Dubay May 28, 09 11:23 AM
617.

A wonderful use of OUR tax money. I hope we continue to use it this way.
GOD bless that crew and all the crews to come.

Posted by Robert R Pruse May 28, 09 11:41 AM
618.

Hey, #610, Its TREK!! Not Track!!! I suppose th Daytona 500 runs on a trek??

Posted by Anonymous May 28, 09 11:57 AM
619.

Beautiful photographs of some of man's most wonderful achievements.

Space exploration is the ultimate reality check of just how small we are in the universe. Mankind needs a new paradigm. One void of "isms": theism, atheism, deism, etc, where instead of putting walls up in wide open spaces, our minds are free to explore all the possibilities relating to our existence. Fact is fact, and irrefutable, but it's important for all of us to realize how little we know.

A quote: "Something unknown is doing we don't know what, that is what our knowledge amounts to".

Posted by Adam Hammerman May 28, 09 11:58 AM
620.

I am speechless looking at these photos. Since I am already 90 years old I thank the Lord that I have lived long enough to see such wonders. God Bless Nasa and all her peole whoput all this together.

Posted by Millie Pagorek May 28, 09 12:03 PM
621.

You are awesome! We loved the pictures. We looked at them in class today!
We learned that Nasa does many things to help us. For example, how the telescope helps us. Nasa helps us learn more about space and what is up there and we are thankful for that.

Posted by Mrs. Wagner's class May 28, 09 12:59 PM
622.

WONDERFUL! GREAT! AWESOME PICTURES, THANKS I'm so glad that you were able to send me these photos to be able to see how wonderful are the works of our Almighty Father! God bless you Sally!

Posted by Anonymous May 28, 09 01:30 PM
623.

I love de pictures!

Posted by jeannette wanschers May 28, 09 01:32 PM
624.

item 592 hubble wife..........i think you should pull up your big girl panties and thank God that your hubby has a job and gives you the lifestyle you have. I think you should appreciate that a little more then just finding fault with it. Awesome pictures and hard work. You guys rock

Posted by Earl May 28, 09 02:17 PM
625.

Great photos! Congratulations to all for a beautiful launch, excellent mission and safe return home!

Posted by a Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Employee in Canoga Park, CA May 28, 09 02:36 PM
626.

My Best friend and I just went to down to Florida to see the lift off. It was my first time, and probably his 20th. IT WAS FANTASTIC TO SEE. I took videos and photos of the launch. But they didn't come out as nice as these photos are. But it was a great experience to see it go up. It was worth the trip.
You can see the photos at http://www.stargazer276.myphotoalbum.com

Posted by Steven Malecki May 28, 09 04:35 PM
627.

Like #609, I am almost 90 (and just about recall ""Kitty Hawk") This is awesome to say the least. Haven't we come a looooong way?

Posted by Alma Sauser May 28, 09 05:14 PM
628.

INCREDIBLE AND A GREAT EXAMPLE OF HOW MUCH CAN BE DONE WHEN WE FOCUS ON GOALS AND A PROCESS TO OBTAIN THE PRODUCT. A JOB WELL DONE. THANKS TO ALL WHO HAVE ANY PART IN THE PROJECT.

Posted by BONITA MULHOLLAND May 28, 09 05:14 PM
629.

Abolute Awesome. I am jealous of the crew's asssignment.

Posted by Marty McMahon May 28, 09 06:08 PM
630.

Great mission, great photos! Congratulations to all who helped to make it happen! Yay science and engineering! Wuhoo!

(DEAR GOD-TALKERS: you sound as ridiculous as professional athletes thanking God for a win.)

Posted by bigcloits May 28, 09 06:36 PM
631.

GOOD ON YOU BOYS SOME ONE MUST DO IT AND YOU SURE HAVE CONGRATS FROM DOWN UNDER

Posted by KEITH ADAMS May 28, 09 07:10 PM
632.

Sounds like some of the individuals behind the posts have some serious issues. You know, you can chose to believe in God or not, but I feel you are foolish for making fun of those that do. Why the bitterness??? Live and let live! God loves you nonetheless.

I pray for you!

Sincerely,

One of God's children

Posted by Mark May 28, 09 08:41 PM
633.

Any pictures from space are cool. Its cooler when you are associated with it.
From my experiences - working at GSFC and other facilities in the space flight community can truly open your eyes to what the US space program has done for our modern lives.
If you are reading this on a computer screen you probably already appreciate it. If you can remember when the first electronic calculator was available to the public and did away with slide rule you might know what TI is to an integrated circuit. If you have ever been in a hospital you benefited greatly.

Back to the pictures - Earth is a blue gem.

Posted by Rod Hill May 28, 09 08:52 PM
634.

Congratulations for a job will done and Amazing images. These are things I save for grand kids and great grand kids

Posted by Jim Varcados May 28, 09 08:55 PM
635.

Awesome, unbelievable !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by betty jayne hendrix May 28, 09 09:01 PM
636.

I am amazed at the utter fear and arrogance that seems to reside in those who feel that they need nothing but themselves to advance and the fear of the possible existence of God. For they realize, if God then accountability follows. After all, God forbid we have to answer for our actions (personally and to the world). The fight against even the word "God" and the offense taken is incredible. The utter magnitude of the universe and the accomplishment of man upon his imagination to perform beyond his and our wildest dreams only speaks of God. Of course let's look at the other side....some people just want to live and then die to rot . SAD!

Posted by deborah mistretta May 28, 09 09:22 PM
637.

to #526
BRAVO !!! Exactly correct !!! Everytime I hear someone complain about the dollars spent by NASA/space exploration, I can't help but think how they would be the first to snivel if everything they used, that is a result of space exploration, were magically removed from their lives ! HA!
Where would we all be today if Queen Isabella of Spain, had said to Columbus "Oh no! Spend dollars on something we know nothing about? Besides, it will be futile...you'll just sail off the edge of the earth !" WAKE UP PEOPLE !!!

Posted by Nancy/Tucson AZ May 28, 09 09:55 PM
638.

My husband and our best friends just made our first visit to Kennedy Space Center last month, so this mission and these pictures are especially meaningful.

Congratulations to the crew.....the entire crew.

Patricia Stone
Prescott, AZ

Posted by Patricia Stone May 28, 09 09:56 PM
639.

Breathtakingly awesome it really is a case of "The Earth is but One Country and Mankind its Citizens" and told to us by Baha'u'llah.

Posted by Linda M Harris May 28, 09 10:06 PM
640.

I have never been to a space mission before! TOO bad!

Posted by Keri May 28, 09 10:40 PM
641.

wow! That is really cool.I love the look of the blastoff! It is amazing.The entire crew did great.

Posted by Emily Bagby May 28, 09 11:39 PM
642.

The beauty and splendor that we find in the vast universe in the spectacular images that Hubble has provided over 2 decades should remind us all of the unique, wonderful place we all share as a human family on this fragile planet , Earth. Each time we see a beautiful image of a galaxy, nebula, star cluster, for a moment we forget our differences, ideologies, and agendas, and feel in awe with what we are seeing that our ancestors could only wonder about.
Hubble has had so much support due to this commonality it has shown us in this divided world now facing a future of hope or hopelessness. May it continue to provide new hope and inspiration for all of us on earth in the days ahead.

Posted by Michael Dziak May 28, 09 11:45 PM
643.

Fantastic NASA!!! I am amazed at those who deny God, call themselves educated beyond belief, yet can see these photos and the people in them, the lack of gravity, lack of atmosphere, the symmetry of the human and all animals (2 eyes 2 ears 2 legs etc.), intricacy of the individual parts of both man and machine, then observe earth, sun, and atmospheric events..... and yet deny God!!! Most amazing indeed!!!May God Bless & forgive us in our arrogance!!!

Posted by Frank Widman May 29, 09 12:27 AM
644.

Conviction which eliminates possiblities is counter-scientific. The irony of that seems lost on those disdainful of differing views.

Posted by Mark Dubay May 29, 09 12:54 AM
645.

woooooow, that was great, i really like that, i really appertuiat that we have a human bengs that they can do any thing, they will arraive in any destanation for there goal. to resque and save our earth, and they make the technology as wide as we never think like to be.
once again i appertuiat you NASA and hope to bring new and newer technologys

Posted by Ahmad Jahish Nazari May 29, 09 01:30 AM
646.

I LIKE THESE PICTURES. DO YOU KNOW I ALSO HAVE INTREST IN SPCE & SPAC ACTIVITIES. THANKING YOU FOR RELEAS THESE PICTURES. I THINK REPAIRING HUBBLE WILL BE VERY USEFUL FOR OUR NEXT MISSIONS.
AGAIN THANK YOU.
ALL THE BEST.

Posted by PRASHNJEET GAUTAM May 29, 09 02:36 AM
647.

Fantásticas fotografías.

Amazing photo

Posted by David May 29, 09 02:57 AM
648.

Great ,great pictures showing the courageand ingenuity of people the world over . " Star "TREK " not Track or Trak. Its originally a South African (Afrikaans) word .

Posted by Bill Russell May 29, 09 05:55 AM
649.

Simply Awesome!!!!

I'm showing these fantastic pictures today in my 9th Grade Earth/Space Science Classes here at Eastside High School in Gainesville, Florida!!!!

Regards,

Mr. Steve Holloway

Posted by Steve Holloway May 29, 09 08:14 AM
650.

These are the most beautiful pics I will ever see in my life time, I am 81. God bless all the people who made this possible.God bless America b.haskins

Posted by Lydis Haskins May 29, 09 08:26 AM
651.

Wooooooooooooooooow!
I want to do that, You guys rock....INCREDIBLE, breathtaking, awesome pixs. Nothing is impossible as long as we believe we can do it. Good job guys I'm praying for ya.

Posted by Merleana A. Harrison May 29, 09 08:39 AM
652.

EXCELLENT PHOTOS! We sure have come a long way since I was born in 1954! I will save this for my granddaughter as this no doubt will be a part of her history and her children.

Posted by James May 29, 09 08:41 AM
653.

It has been said that the Hubble will be able to see the end of the universse. My opinion is that thee is no end. And I wish that there could be away to discard the trash that is floating aound, which could cause damage.

Posted by Fay A Johnson May 29, 09 08:50 AM
654.

Amazing pictures ! We wish I could be an astronaut. The smoke was tight. The fire was cool too.

Posted by Mrs. Wagner's class in West Palm Beach Florida May 29, 09 08:59 AM
655.

These were awesome photographs and I think it is great that they are sharing them with the world since so few will ever get to see true space. Thank you again!

Posted by Debbie Luedtke May 29, 09 09:02 AM
656.

Impressive.. Things of this magnitude can not be accomplished
without an air of professionalism and team work.
Now, if we can get our politicians to become half
as proficient, we'll all be flying high.

Posted by Joe Malanio May 29, 09 09:10 AM
657.

OUTSTANDING!!!!

Posted by carlton ford May 29, 09 10:38 AM
658.

Outstanding, what else can one say, Great job by EVERYONE.

Thanks & God Bless America

Posted by Joe Moreau, from Massachusetts May 29, 09 11:05 AM
659.

The abilities of humankind, whether God given or through evolution, are truly amazing and sometimes truly terrible. But being allowed to view these pictures, to take from them great awe and inspiration, desire to do more, regret that you were not fortunate enough to do such great things and more, is what was supposed to be the purpose of this blog. Not to debate the existence of a supreme being, or deny it. I love the United States of America but Americans are not the only ones involved in this great voyage into space. Everyone has the right to say what they want, but not the right to denegrate anyone else's opinion. If I know one thing, whether by grace or luck, we were given, or earned, the ability to make choices. It is what seperates us from all other life on Earth. We learn from those choices, some of us grow from them, some of us do not. After reading most of these blogs it both gladdens and saddens me. We have come so far, and yet so little changes. Except for what I see in these pictures. I am proud of NASA's accomplishments and I look forward to the future with an open mind and open heart because of them. Way to go!!

Posted by Rick Morreale May 29, 09 11:12 AM
660.

Thank you NASA and all the astronaults for photos, time, and service. Ya'll are awesome!

Posted by Georgia C. Wratchford May 29, 09 11:15 AM
661.

Awesome

Posted by Samuel Irvin May 29, 09 12:00 PM
662.

quoi demander de plus c est extraordinaire de voir des choses que nous ne somes pas habituer de voir.fantastique photos

Posted by carol allard May 29, 09 12:23 PM
663.

I really appreciated the unusually good pictures and the coverage and would like to comment on the discussions that followed. I think any serious scientist would have to agree that intelligent design (God) is required to produce life. There is no argument against evolution. However, evolution can only occur after life has first been created since evolution merely changes the character of the offspring. Life as we know it is controlled by the DNA in its cells. DNA is made up of a long chain of 4 molecular “letters”. The order of these letters directs the species of cell and the operations occurring in the cell. The human cell has billions of them. An assumption might be made that only 100 “letters” (in exactly the right sequence) might be required to produce a 1st living cell. It is sometimes assumed that the 1st life appeared in the primordial ooze by chance. A single “100 letter” DNA molecule would weigh approximately 0.00000000000000000008 grams. However a single “100 letter molecule” having the specific required sequence would be found in a random (chance) assortment over a 100,000 billion times the volume of the earth. A much larger volume would be required to include the rest of the components required in a cell. In addition, the temperature would have to be right and be somewhere near the surface of the planet. Also each “letter” would have to be formed from many atoms. I think these statistics and further stringent requirements (like purity) favor an intelligent designer.

Posted by Arthur Sill May 29, 09 02:25 PM
664.

To 606: I think the idiom you seek is s / he / it. The awesome pictorials recorded are a tribute to many multicultural individuals and functions that merge under the NASA program. They all deserve our appreciation and thanks. Reserve your faith and praise for the diety of your choice and redirect your political bashing to another blog.

Posted by Hank Walker May 29, 09 02:48 PM
665.

You'll notice the people claiming the "handiwork of god" don't have an ounce of logic in their arguments. They would be laughed out of debating class.
They are what we call "emotionally driven people"; these photographs inspire awe and reverence, just like their church services inspire reverence, so they link the two things because of the similar emotions.

Posted by Julain Mentat May 29, 09 04:21 PM
666.

Fantastic photos of a great mission and hope that we see more like it.
Ray

Posted by Anonymous May 29, 09 04:26 PM
667.

Some of the best pictures I have ever saw !! I am proud too be a Chirstian and an American!! Finally some of my tax dollars being spent on something I agree with and something worth while.. GOD BLESS THE U.S.A.!!

Posted by Doug May 29, 09 04:35 PM
668.

Great pictures! ~~~ My brother lives in Texas & I in Ohio .We watched the Hubble Space Telescope servicing missions on NASA~TV.COM all weekend,as we talked to each other on yahoo messenger. How good it was to watch the crew & mission specialists bring new life to the Hubble Space Telescope~~~~ ''Life is good"

Posted by David Cassell May 29, 09 04:41 PM
669.

Truly great pix. Dissappointed however there are none of astronaut Mike Messimmo who I believe had a great deal to do with the actual repair work. Tom Hickey , Franklin Square, N Y neighbor

Posted by tom hickey May 29, 09 04:52 PM
670.

Hmmm...funny how you seem to know exactly how my mind works, Julain. Have you been stalking me? No? Ok, then please do us all a favor and keep your asinine (not to mention wrong) conclusions to yourself. Thanks. The logical people appreciate it.

Moving on, I agree with what most of you have said. These pictures are indeed amazing. Credit should certainly be given to all crew members, both those in the pictures and those who spent their time behind the scene. We appreciate all that you do and the sacrifices you all make. Thank you!

Posted by Nicole May 29, 09 05:03 PM
671.

Inspiring to say the least...

Posted by Glenn May 29, 09 06:00 PM
672.

Julian Mental, 644 owned you even before you embarrassed yourself.

Posted by DJ May 29, 09 06:02 PM
673.

Thanks to those who have the spirit to explore and to move "beyond the box", and the courage to accept the risks that go with it all. (Surely the possibility of not succeeding passes through their minds!) But, they rise above their fears. I admire them all. God bless!

Posted by Mary R. May 29, 09 06:46 PM
674.

Thanks for the great pictures -- thanks for all the hard work -- thank God for
keeping all involved in this great undertaking SAFE.
Sarah D. Schreiber

Posted by Sarah D. Schreiber May 29, 09 07:44 PM
675.

These photos are absolutely amazing.

Posted by Anonymous May 29, 09 07:48 PM
676.

The Hubble space telespoce has already been a great success, and with the repairs and additions, it will probably out preform itsself. However it will never be able to see to the edge of the Universe. God says in Jeremicah chapter 31, that when man can tell Him where the edge of space is, He wil stop loving the Jews
It will never happen!.

Posted by Harold Hewitt May 29, 09 08:53 PM
677.

FOR THOSE WHO DON'T PAY TAXES AND DON'T BELIEVE WELL THAT'S WHY FEW WILL BE CHOSEN..

Posted by LLOYD May 29, 09 09:37 PM
678.

Those are such beautiful pictures you can see how lucky we all are . How our lord left this all for us to be its caretakers. I only wish the world could do a better caretakers. We can do so much better then fossial fuels the question is why keep doing nothing to fix the problem ? All the beauty of this world and beyond , we are on the threshold of such a beautiful adventure . thank you

Posted by Ernest Everett Lawford 1st May 29, 09 09:39 PM
679.

Thank s for the great pictures I never this in my life This is amazing.
vivian phetmixay May 29,09 10:48 PM.

Posted by vivian phetmixay May 29, 09 10:49 PM
680.

absolutely great,thank you.

Posted by Michel RUAULT May 29, 09 11:30 PM
681.

The pictures are absolutely amazing. In reply to comment #581, It is God that has made all of this possible. We are a very lucky county to have the knowledge, ability and matierials to be able to do this. Look what happened to the Soviet Union when they outlawed churches. So where are the Russians and "their" Space Mission today? They may have put up the first satilite, Sputnik, but look how far we have come since the 1950s. None of this "belongs" to us, it is on loan from God. He owns the Universe, we are just worker bees. But that does not meen we can slack off, we must do our best because what God has trusted us with! Amen !!!

Posted by Lady Gator May 30, 09 02:18 AM
682.

I appreciated the pictures of our home, the earth. Remember, we only have one home and we should take good care of it !

Posted by karin May 30, 09 04:16 AM
683.

GRACIAS , GRACIAS !! En primer lugar a DIOS ! . Por habernos creado como SERES INTELIGENTES !!! . Por permitirnos , VER , ESCUCHAR Y VIVIR en esta EPOCA DE TANTO AVANCE TECNOLOGICO .
GRACIAS , GRACIAS , a todos los SERES HUMANOS que CON SU APORTE HAN HECHO POSIBLE ESTO , LA INMENSA MAYORIA DE ELLOS EN EL ANONIMATO . ESTO ME HACE PENSAR LO MARAVILLOSO QUE ES EL HOMBRE !!! .

Posted by Mary Olmos Postigo (Rotterdam) Holanda May 30, 09 06:03 AM
684.

EXCELLENT. ACHIEVEMENT AT ITS ZENITH.

Posted by PANDU KOLANDU VELU May 30, 09 06:18 AM
685.

Wow those pictures were amazing!!!!! Great job Alan Taylor!!!!

Posted by Taylor McHollan May 30, 09 08:23 AM
686.

Absolutely fantastic! As the saying goes, there are no atheists in a fox hole! I'll bet the same goes for those who go into space!

Posted by W. Richter May 30, 09 09:13 AM
687.

Some wonderful photos!!!!!!!!! I do not understand WHY these photos are causing some of you folks to be so hostile in your replies!!!! Whether or not you are a Jew,
Christian, Athiest, (or whatever), can we not all agree on one thing???
These are great photos!!!!!!!!!! Why do we have to bring hostility and anger into a conversation about photographs?????????
I just do not understand WHY in this day and age of so MUCH anger, WHY would YOU CHOOSE to invite that into your day????????? I choose a positive outlook to start my day, and I try and keep it there, so I am not in a HOSTILE TAKE~OVER mood all day long, why don't some of you try it? You MIGHT like it, for a change!!!!!!
Much love and many blessings to one and all!


Posted by Rita L., MOORE, OK May 30, 09 09:32 AM
688.

Certainly the very best pictures ever received.

Posted by Howard Fuller May 30, 09 10:34 AM
689.

that is so amazing!!!! REALLY COOL PICS

Posted by Andrea May 30, 09 11:32 AM
690.

These Space Missions are just fantastic......and, I wish we would stop getting
into wars......so, more money would be available for these projects !!!!!

Posted by L. Jack Robbins May 30, 09 01:07 PM
691.

Outstanding work and beautiful pictures.
God bless the U.S.A.

Posted by Helen G. Ault May 30, 09 01:08 PM
692.

the photos are fantastic can you put some more on please .

Posted by wendy adams May 30, 09 01:13 PM
693.

"BRAVO ZULU"......magnificent!!!

Posted by Jim, Florida May 30, 09 01:15 PM
694.

THANKS!!!!

Posted by Anonymous May 30, 09 01:39 PM
695.

It's too bad that so many people today refuse to entertain the idea of creation by intelligent design. Some Good open-minded dialogue could be helpful to people on both sides of the question.

Posted by Steve Kiecolt May 30, 09 02:44 PM
696.

Remember "Buck Rogers" years ago? I and others thought it was fiction! Ha, if only we had known this day would come. Many thanks and congratulations to NASA and all connected with this history making venture into space.

Posted by Robert Plumley May 30, 09 03:19 PM
697.

Fantastic Voyage - Thanks NASA and you wonderful Astronauts- looking forward to many many more photos.

Posted by Pat S in Texas May 30, 09 03:51 PM
698.

Truly wonderful achievment , fantastic photos and congrats to all who made this all possible . I do not claim to know if it was God or Man alone who is responsible ,and i really dont care , i am just grateful it has been achieved in my lifetime and i have lived long enough to see it .
Why so many of you seem to want to argue as to weather God exists or not i really cant understand ,are we not all free to believe as we choose ,and who is to say who is right or wrong . only time will tell . In the meanwhile just enjoy .!!!

Posted by B.Myers May 30, 09 03:58 PM
699.

Science continues to prove evolution. The photos taken earlier by Hubble and available on the internet seem to prove the "big bang" theory!

Posted by George Harbin May 30, 09 07:03 PM
700.

This is something that is truly fulfilling to the eyes....so unbelievable that a man made object is in our space, and to fulfill its destiny the . Somehow this has to get
into the classrooms for our students to study and understand.....someone out there do this for the kids.......again thanks to our crew, and thank god for your safe return................Diane, in Cumming GA

Posted by Diane Gordon May 30, 09 07:07 PM
701.

Thanks NASA for all the great pictures. I want to go on the next mission.!!!

Posted by Gene Gilley May 30, 09 07:58 PM
702.

Awesome shots.

Would the happy clapping god botherers go back into the hole they climbed out of.
Thankyou.

Posted by Rex May 30, 09 08:07 PM
703.

Spectacular photos! This is a small glimpse at our small space in the universe! Imagine what wonders are in the rest of the universe! Praise God! Jim, NJ

Posted by Jim May 30, 09 09:13 PM
704.

Knowledge is the driving force that moves society. Scientists strive to create knowledge continuously in an effort to assure educators to relay the correct information to everyone. Thus, scientists in their quest to providing correct information depend on that high technology that has made it possible to see the grandeur expressed in those imposingly beautiful photos. But behind the splendid display of photos there is also an enormous amount of scientific data badly needed for a bettert understanding of the universe. Therefore, the accoplishments of these men and women have served their objectives.

Posted by Juan G. Gonzalez May 30, 09 11:19 PM
705.

Thank you heavenly Father ,magnifico and you are an awesome God!

Posted by Kay Hamilton May 30, 09 11:43 PM
706.

Thanks a lot for to give me the opportunity to see so beautiful photos.
Unfortunately I'm too old now but, if I will have a chance in a next new life, i will train myshelf to go in the space!!!
(Italy is not so far from the Moon!!)

Posted by carnico May 31, 09 12:14 AM
707.

Awesome! I grew up on Florida East Coast...#5 says that is a Sunset behind the Shuttle?? the Sun sets in the West so I believe they meant Sun-rise. Wonderful photograghy!!

Posted by Edna McQueen Shelton May 31, 09 12:18 AM
708.

Amazing Photos.

Posted by Javier Gallegos May 31, 09 12:22 AM
709.

All I got to say is WoW!

Posted by D.S. Butler May 31, 09 12:23 AM
710.

Wow! These shots are so awesome and down right breath-taking! I'm so proud to be the daughter of one of the men who worked on the Hubble before it went into space, George Manolis. How great to be a part of this history making project! Thank you for sharing these wonderful shots. Athena Manolis Wangsgard

Posted by Athena Manolis Wangsgard Layton, Utah May 31, 09 12:56 AM
711.

It looks like some people forget "God is Alpha and Omega" from beginning to end and in the middle of this, He has given man (that He created in his image (not monkeys) the free mind to capture so much knowledge to build these wonderful ships that carry men to the moon and to be able to accomplish all that has to be done and sharing these wonderful, beautiful picures of the space around us and their work on the Hubble. Why not praise God at a time like this. Some people only say His name when bad things happen. God gave us all a free will, so it is up to us to do good or bad. So really it is mankind that is allowing good or bad.

Posted by Patricia May 31, 09 01:02 AM
712.

Lose the dream and you'll lose the vision.

I'm proud of my country, I make no qualms about it. I'm proud of those brave people who do what used to be considered impossible. It takes extreme teamwork with everyone involved in and with NASA to make things happen, make no mistake. Maybe some of you think low-cost space flight by everyday people is impossible, but as soon as you say something can't be accomplished, some person or some group will set out to prove you wrong. In the not so distant future, ordinary people will routinely travel into space, and they will gaze in wonder and appreciation for what only a select few had been privileged to view before. It may take a combination of private enterprise, government cooperation with other countries for missions to Mars and such, but it will happen. We need NASA to help us enrich mankind's reason for being, for understanding, for the future. I'm only able to dream of space travel as ordinary as hopping on a plane to cross the country, but others after me will see the Earth in an entirely new way by experiencing it for real, and they will prove me right.

I have the dream and they will have the vision.

Posted by fred edison May 31, 09 02:45 AM
713.

Truly wonerful achievments fantastic photos and congrats to all who made this possible.I want to go on the next mission.Sham R.K.

Posted by R.K.SHARMA May 31, 09 05:23 AM
714.

There is an ongoing bickering happening between the believers and non believers. Where is your tolerance guys? Since nobody will ever be able to convince the other of their "truth", it is totally irrelevant who is right or wrong.
We can all enjoy the success of a fantastic mission, which was accomplished by humans, designed by humans, executed by humans and paid for by humans.
Nobody should be called insane for not believing in either or the other faith.
Humans have come a long way from observing the universe, first with the naked eye, then with primitive instruments and then with more sophisticated instruments. With every step in technology and science we will be able to observe deeper and deeper into the universe. No end will ever be seen!

Posted by HP South Africa May 31, 09 07:06 AM
715.

What Hath God Wrought! seems appropriate here. All this discussion about the existenceof God calls to mind Pascal's wager -- If gor does not exist, then nothing is lost by believing in Him. If God does exist, then everything is lost by not believeing in Him. So be smart and believe!!

Posted by Don Dorsey May 31, 09 09:13 AM
716.

We know Charles Justiz because he is our neighbor and his wife is Dayna Steele Justiz.

Posted by Karan Pitts, Cheryl Evans May 31, 09 09:42 AM
717.

Excellent!!!! Makes me proud to be an American!! Just shows what good constructive working together can do..Thanks to you and the ones on the ground crew that made it possible.

Posted by Ruth Kadd May 31, 09 10:17 AM
718.

WOWWW! The photos are great, keep them comiing on future missions.
This will show the world what can be achieved by using resources to
promote positive humanity projects in lieu of war, starvation, etc;
I had the privilege of graduating from HS that Physicist/Astronomer Hubble graduated from and today this magnificant telescope bears his name.
He is an example of a person born in a poor community can rise to greatness.
with hard work and willingness to learn in school.

Posted by Woody King Florida May 31, 09 11:42 AM
719.

"Religions are all alike - founded upon fables and mythologies." Thomas Jefferson

"The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason." Benjamin Franklin

Just give man credit for what he does. It doesn't have to always be something greater.

Posted by Steve May 31, 09 11:47 AM
720.

Amazing so beautifull

Posted by Dennis May 31, 09 11:49 AM
721.

Lived in Cape Canaveral for 10 years. Sure miss watching those birds go up.

Posted by Doris Taylor May 31, 09 01:57 PM
722.

AWSOME, ALL INSPIRING, GO U.S.A. THANK YOU FROM ALL WHO CARE ABOUT YOU AND WHAT YOU HAVE ACOMPLISHED. GOD BLESS YOU AND ALL OF YOUR FAMILIES FOR ALL THE SACRIFICES YOU MADE TO MAKE THIS POSSIBLE.

Posted by Rose T. May 31, 09 03:59 PM
723.

Another in a series of accomplishments which can only be described as perfection. Please accept my congratulations from a former NASA NASCOM support member from Greenbelt, MD, for a job well done. I hope funding will continue to enable our civilization to break these bonds and join the rest of the universe as a benevolent species.

Posted by Peter Koehler May 31, 09 04:25 PM
724.

This makes me feel so humble, viewing all the wonders of God and man. JUST MAGNIFICANT!

Posted by Joanie Santangelo, Lakeland Fl. May 31, 09 06:54 PM
725.

i cried.

Posted by dd May 31, 09 06:55 PM
726.

This photography is awesome and get the chance to see is pleasurable. My hat is off to these brave men and women who wander of galaxy.

Posted by Sheila Thurber May 31, 09 07:05 PM
727.

Amazing is the only thing I can say about the pictures and the strengh our men and women in space. As for the critics I only say this. In life everybody lies. As you can see in these pictures there are no lies, no half truths, just guts, determination and may each and everyone of you who take on these tasks be blessed.

Posted by Tommy who May 31, 09 07:34 PM
728.

I feel so proud when I see our countries work together on such an important endeavor such as this. You have to wonder how long does staying up in space keep you excited? I don't think I would ever get over it.
I really am proud of you floating out in space, knowing that in any moment some kind of space debris could smash through you. Is it real bad? I would give my right arm to float in space and see our earth and sun and know that we are all connected in some small way. Seeing Gods creation has got to be breath taking. You are all my heros. Keep up the wonderful work and God Bless.

Posted by Bruce Llewallyn (Lou-Allen) May 31, 09 07:46 PM
729.

I feel so proud when I see our countries work together on such an important endeavor such as this. You have to wonder how long does staying up in space keep you excited? I don't think I would ever get over it.
I really am proud of you floating out in space, knowing that in any moment some kind of space debris could smash through you. Is it real bad? I would give my right arm to float in space and see our earth and sun and know that we are all connected in some small way. Seeing Gods creation has got to be breath taking. You are all my heros. Keep up the wonderful work and God Bless.

Posted by Bruce Llewallyn (Lou-Allen) May 31, 09 07:46 PM
730.

In response to the people who posted the following:
458, 510, 516, 561. “I, as a non-believer and a scientist, find true beauty in the vastness of the universe, a universe which was not created, but just came into existence.”, and 581

All of you remind me of a bumper sticker:
If someone finds something as simple as a cardboard box in a desert he would say; “This was created by man.” Yet something as complex as living organisms, planets and the universe he would say “It just happened!”.
If you believe that “The universe just happened”, then you must also believe in “The infinite monkey theorem” that states that a monkey hitting keys at random on a typewriter keyboard for an infinite amount of time will almost surely type a given text, such as the complete works of William Shakespeare.
P.S. I always spell-check my comments, its kind of ironic that someone who accuses others of being “narrowminded slow ignorants” are unable to correctly spell their accusations.

Posted by Carl Kuhn May 31, 09 09:35 PM
731.

AWSOME

Posted by sandy June 1, 09 01:54 AM
732.

Great things have come out of Athar vedas. I salute the great scientists of the world. Great discoveries have made our lives much enriched but I hope we do not exploit that much that our next generation suffer of the doings of us. God bless the world.

Posted by Sashi Sharma June 1, 09 01:55 AM
733.

fab

Posted by Garry Brooks June 1, 09 03:03 AM
734.

What a clear picture of the \way our space programs should be generally headed. My son is an engineer with NASA and sees things coming that a lot of the diretors and adminmistrators won't eveb see coming. I onl hope and pray that those who have managed to realize what divergent paths are capable of, and even merging paths may contain systems and procedures no one as ever dreamed of. This is dreaming on a large scale; is there anyone who has the capabilities and guts and sheer bravado to stand up to the eternal big-boss blocks, and say. -,"Hey, we are going to try something new, so step back for now---we will publish the results ''''

Posted by MSGT Phillip Z. Aldridge, USAF (Ret) 70490X June 1, 09 03:24 AM
735.

C' est superbe!

Posted by LEMAIRE Eugène June 1, 09 06:02 AM
736.

Thanx to ALL at NASA that made this mission and ALL missions sucsessful.

Posted by David Horn, Eau Gallie, Fl June 1, 09 07:13 AM
737.

The "Big Picture" and Alan Taylor are to be congratulated for providing such a stimulating visual forum. I hope he'll have a followup when the images start coming in from WFPC3!

Posted by DHD June 1, 09 08:15 AM
738.

THESE ARE FANTASTIC...IMAGINE IF WE COULD HAVE SEEN THESE WHEN WE WERE IN SCHOOL WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND IN SCHOLL!!!! THESE PEOPLE HAVE RISK THEIR LIVES THAT WE MAY SEE JUST A LITTLE OF WHAT WE ARE LOOKING AT MANY MILES ABOVE THE EARTH. I THINK EVERYONE SHOULD SEE THESE AND PRAY FOR THESE BRAVE PEOPLE OF THE U.S.A. FOR RISKING THEIR LIVES TO BOARD AND BLAST OFF INTO OUTER SPACE SO THAT WE MAY EXPLORE AND MAKE FICTION TRUE FACT. GOD BLESS TO EACH AND EVER ONE WHO WORKS ON THESE SPACE PROJECTS.
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Posted by Anonymous June 1, 09 09:07 AM
739.

truely inspirational.......Thank you

Posted by Felice Jakubiak June 1, 09 09:11 AM
740.

very good pictures

Posted by bhiscock June 1, 09 09:11 AM
741.

What a GREAT ride and is there room for a old FART.Love every Frame.

Posted by Bob Heare June 1, 09 09:25 AM
742.

Science is cool. Even to us atheists.

Posted by Jnmns June 1, 09 11:17 AM
743.

How anyone can see these pictures and deny God is hard for me to believe. Keep up the wonderful work NASA.

Posted by Jerry L. Reeves June 1, 09 12:05 PM
744.

Obviously, the Space Shuttle just came together by random evolution over millions and millions of years. Surely no intelligent design involved there.

Posted by Chris Wassell June 1, 09 12:52 PM
745.

Awesome pictures to look at and this is a keeper.
This brings back fantastic memories back to1961,when I was in the Navy as an Aerial Photographer (PH3) on board the USS Lake Champlain CVS-39. I was one of the Photographers to photograph Navy Commander, Alan Shepard, First Astronaut in his 5100 mph ride to fame beyond the Earth's atmosphere in man's first suborbital space flight in the the Project Mercury spacecraft, Freedom 7.
This was an honor and distinction of being the very first citizens to welcome America's first Astronaut.back from outer space.

Posted by Larry Kreitzberg June 1, 09 01:01 PM
746.

If NASA ever needed a slightly out of shape, (not bad), late 40's volunteer, please pick me. The sight from space........ incredible.

Posted by Wade Patrick June 1, 09 01:26 PM
747.

IT MAKE ONE FEEL THAT WE ARE SO FORTUNATE TO BE AN AMERICAN WHEN YOU SEE GREAT FEATS AS THE REPAIR OF THE SPACE CAMERA. CONGATES TO ALL AND GREAT SUCCESS AHEAD WITH THE SPACE PROGRAM.

Posted by LIEUTENANT COLONEL HAROLD ED HAWKINS,USMCR, Retired June 1, 09 01:28 PM
748.

HI,
I HAVE TO AGREE WITH ALL OF THE ABOVE AND WITH EVERYONE. THIS IS A AWESOME THING TO WITNESS IN MY LIFETIME AND I AM 62YRS YOUNG. SURE WISH I COULD EXPERIENCE BEING UP THERE IN SPACE AND DO HANDS ON WITH THE CREW, I AM A RETIRED MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN. ANY WAY, KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK AND MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.

Posted by ROBERT M YATSKO June 1, 09 02:19 PM
749.

i sent these pictures to a friend of mine in Russia, and he told me that they are so great. said he never saw anything like them from the russian launches. he will be sending them to all his friends there. thanks

Posted by daniel farris June 1, 09 03:04 PM
750.

I am speechless! Proud to be an American!! Beautiful pictures! Way to go guys!

Posted by Juanita Bridges June 1, 09 03:13 PM
751.

Wo said that Buck Rogers was just a comic strip. Actually Buck and his lore are really over the hill like many of us. This is almost too much to comprehend.

Posted by John W. Casey III June 1, 09 03:13 PM
752.

WOW! Amazing! Just looking at those pictures made me nauseous (yes heights do that to me, even if they are pictures). But these are simply incredible pictures only eclipsed by the individuals that make it all happen.

Posted by Anthony June 1, 09 03:13 PM
753.

what can you say ..unbelievable to us ants on earth,I don't think that many people could comprehend what it takes.to get there,and just to click those photos,and I think I'd be one of them...good on ya mate...from Caloundra ,Queensland,Australia

Posted by colin harper June 1, 09 03:20 PM
754.

wicked pics

they're awesome how cool are they

I wish I was a space-man

Posted by Ben Thatcher June 1, 09 03:27 PM
755.

awesome & thanx!

Posted by terry June 1, 09 03:30 PM
756.

Those pictures are just awesome!! Me and my little granddaughter watched them and they were amazing. Such knowledge these astronauts have. May God bless them and God bless the U.S.A.

Posted by johnnie salmon June 1, 09 03:48 PM
757.

La berraquera !
Algun dia viajaremos todos por el espacio.
BZ.

Posted by Jaime Borda June 1, 09 04:11 PM
758.

Very cool to see so many comments on this awesome subject!!
To say tere is a God is about as ridiculous as saying there is no God.
A more relative repartee would be nice...
Lets take the military budget and give half to NASA and the other half back to the taxpayer... It would be a good start.
Anything to make us appreciate this little blue marble and our existance in the infinite universe.
Many thanks to The Big Picture, NASA and all the other Countries and people that made this possible including Russia's Sputnik!
How come no pictures of the Moon?
Cheers from USA!

Posted by Sam June 1, 09 04:20 PM
759.

If you are gazing in "awe" of the Hubble...how gigiantic!... how powerful!...how "everything"!...
Wait until we stand before Our Lord, Jesus Christ!!
Because He is even so much more bigger and powerful and
almighty than the Hubble!!
Thank you "Everyone" for allowing God to do His work through you!
May God's blessings pour out on you and may He always
give you peace and protection as you go on missions!
Love and Prayers,
Ginger
U.S. Army - RET

Posted by Ginger June 1, 09 04:32 PM
760.

Just absolutely stunning shots of space, the shuttle, and astronauts and equipment involved in this fine collection of photos! I am in awe of the space shuttle program and have been since it's inception. I am sad to know the program will be ending soon.The advancement to new vehicle(s) for space travel is important though. It is a thought full of dreams that the american people and our space travel allies will somehow find/create the funding to return to the Hubble in the future as I believe it is a wonderous peice of equipment. I am saddened to have the knowledge that we will see it fall from the sky after so much expense and hard work has been put into keeping it up and running for research of the solar system. I believe the telescope has much more to offer our future for space exploration. Thanks to those who took these beautiful photos. It's a great shot in the arm to see our dream of space travel and exploration being kept alive.

Posted by Penelope June 1, 09 04:36 PM
761.

And we are going to let the Shuttle program cease in 2010 and not have a replacement vehicle until 2015 - at the earliest!!! All of you who are impressed by these pictures and think they are awesome need to write to your Senators and Representatives to continue flying the Shuttle so that we aren't relying on the Russians to get to the International Space Station. Come on! We need action - we can't let this just be shelved untl a replacement comes along!

Posted by Charly June 1, 09 04:46 PM
762.

This is the begaining of a new age. Now, with these new eyes, we can look far accross the galaxes; We may see another planet like our own; and maybe; SOME DAY; WE CAN TRAVEL TO THAT FAR AWAY PLANET ! WE can only DREAM.

Posted by Lee A. Raffaell June 1, 09 05:22 PM
763.

These were amazing! I just went to Houston for a feild trip a couple weeks ago! These were so cool.

Posted by Olivia Sterling Almond June 1, 09 05:35 PM
764.

OMG! This was beautiful!!! There are too many haters out there. God is so creative and theses pictures are too! Thanks for the show!! =)

Posted by Hanson June 1, 09 07:03 PM
765.

i have chills. i think the pictures
are simply magnificent .- every single one. and i am in awe. but somehow --- the one which shows the curvature of the earth (from space) with baja ,california--as a giant blue ethereal blur set against the black , cold , mysterious universe -----i just stopped & stared & pondered. realizing just how insignicant we are . to look out there at the black emptiness scares me.

Posted by pamela cerami June 1, 09 07:07 PM
766.

i love people who post comments. they're just great.......... NOT

(thanks for that one borat)

Posted by enomenus June 1, 09 07:52 PM
767.

I want to make background with thoses pictures. ^ ^
Are there bigger versions?

Posted by Anonymous June 1, 09 08:07 PM
768.

Makes me proud to be a world citzen and realize that we are not here accidently.
Leo

Posted by Leo Bernard June 1, 09 08:19 PM
769.

Hi, I really like your space ship and I want to be an astronaut when I grow up.

Zia Terry Age 7 and a half

Posted by Zia Terry June 1, 09 08:56 PM
770.

why can't I see any stars in the background?

Posted by richard marleau June 1, 09 11:03 PM
771.

these are amazing pics, one would think things like this would bring people together rather than give them an excuse to criticize and ridicule other's beliefs, be they of god or not

Posted by tom June 1, 09 11:12 PM
772.

I think our space program is the most wonderful program we have ever started. we some day will need more space for our people to live and this is a good start to find some place to expand our earth and our selves.

Posted by Evalyn M Kranjcevic June 1, 09 11:15 PM
773.

What absolutely magnificent pictures!!! Way to go Shuttle - Way to go Hubble.
My husband worked many years for NASA, from NACA at Langley Field, Virginia to NASA at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. He was involved in many of these projects, was excited about all of space travel. Hope we will keep moving forwarding ALWAYS.

Posted by Kathryn Hamilton Willis June 2, 09 12:16 AM
774.

The reason you cant see stars is because there is a filter on the cameras. The filters are used when pictures are taken on the "sunny" side of the earth. With no filter the picture would be way over exposed. In space things are blinding bright on one side or pitch black (almost) on the other side.............Well, that ,or NASA has hired Dreamworks : )

Posted by Tom Ashe June 2, 09 01:23 AM
775.

We cant police the earth and expect to venture beyond our present scope of existence with the enormous debt we have accumulated with this stupid war. I know hundreds of people who are having problems staying alive in this economy and they keep raising property taxes and the price of medication. The majority of the population will never benefit from this exploration. Cambodia is an example of how futile it is to try to move large numbers of people. A select few could possibly be involved but the majority will never have the resources to afford any type of move across country , let alone space travel...See America First..Let's fix the Earth!

Posted by Ralph Galasso June 2, 09 01:26 AM
776.

What is in the bottom right-hand corner of photo #20 ?

Posted by JimmyC PM June 2, 09 02:36 AM
777.

When looking at these magnificent pictures I am struck by the enormous array of equipment used in the shuttle. The complexity of it all right down even to the suits the astronauts wear etc. etc. It is amazing that NASA manages to train teams of astronauts to perform such very complex tasks. It would appear that one might start with a 30 year old already well trained person in engineering, aviation and other skills and then build from there. To me it is amazing that a human being can cram so much knowledge in his/her brain that he/she is available for such a flight before they have reached the age of retirement.. Bravo team, keep up this interesting and challenging work. Bravo USA!

Posted by Reinier E. Voute, Bussum, The Netherlands June 2, 09 04:04 AM
778.

Really great photography.

Posted by Roy Duffus June 2, 09 09:33 AM
779.

Proud to be an AMERICAN!

Posted by PAUL C. June 2, 09 12:45 PM
780.

THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS EXPERIENCE WITH THE WORLD...I HAVE GAINED A NEW RESPECT FOR THE ASTRONAUTS AND THE PEOPLE AT NASA FOR ALL THEY MUST GO THRU FOR US TO SEE AND ENJOY THIS!! MAY GOD BLESS US ALL ALWAYS!!!

Posted by TERESA SMITH June 2, 09 01:51 PM
781.

When I look at these pictures it brings back memories of working on the Apollo Space program at North American Aviation back in the 70's. Makes me feel proud knowing that I had a hand in helping us advance to where we are now.

Posted by Howard M. Singer June 2, 09 02:09 PM
782.

On my comment I meant to say in the 60's. I left North American in 1971. ooops must be getting old.

Posted by Howard M. Singer June 2, 09 02:14 PM
783.

Great set of pictures. Thanks. from Stan in the U.K.

Posted by Stan Davies June 2, 09 03:10 PM
784.

AWESOME,THANKYOU FOR GIVING METHIS BEAUTIFULL TRIP.NEVER IN MY88YEARS HAVE ITHOUGHT I WOULD WALK IN SPACE. GOD BLESS YOU ALL IN THIS WONDERFUL PROGRAM.SO VERY PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN AND TO YOU WHO HAVE ALLOWED ME TO JOIN YOU ON THIS FANTASTIC JOURNEY

Posted by CONNIE BOETIG June 2, 09 03:13 PM
785.

These pictures are just to much for the human eye to comprehend.
They are magnificantly done.
What a wonderful opportunity to see these pictures and to show them to the kids.
Our thanks for them,
Barbara and grandsons Max and Zach

MAY GOD BLESS AMERICA FOREVER

Posted by Barbara Martin June 2, 09 04:11 PM
786.

My 7 year old granddaughter Trinity Oakland watched repair the activity every morning on NASA TV. We have watched the shuttle missions pass in the evening sky from the ground above Hawaii. This is only the beginning.

Posted by Gary Oakland June 2, 09 04:46 PM
787.

A PARTE DE INTERESANTES, SON UNAS FOTOS ESPECTACULARES!!!!!

Posted by MONICA CORTES June 2, 09 05:34 PM
788.

Most of the superlative words are already posted, and I can't find another to go deeper, or express my admiration - astonishment, wonder, respect? The mission commander (Scott Altman) is from our next door town here in Illinois, and we are all so proud of him and the entire crew for their accomplishments. I would love to be there in person, but since height is a real problem for me - some of the pictures alone make my knees wobbly, I will happily settle for the inspiring and perfect pictures presented. Thank you Astronaut Scott and your crew for an exhilarating testimony to a greater beauty beyond earthlings alone.

Posted by M L Damm June 2, 09 05:45 PM
789.

Outstanding mission and work The photos are an amazing collection of just one space mission. There are undoubtedly hundreds of thousands of photos from previous space missions to keep us eathbound people in awe. In the late 1960's I worked on the Manned Orbitting Laboratory (MOL) program which was primarily a military program. The program was cancelled probably for short sighted political reasons. I am proud to have worked on the early space programs and thankful the work continued on; hopefully it will continue far into the future.

Posted by George D Candella, Newport Beach, CA June 2, 09 06:16 PM
790.

seeing what man has accomplished in my lifetime, some 76 years makes me want to be around for the next 75 years its what gives us all human kind hope for the future.

Posted by john fiore June 2, 09 06:19 PM
791.

Beautiful pictures! I wish stars were brighter so we could see them filling up all that background space!

Posted by Dane Deasy June 2, 09 07:41 PM
792.

That's pretty I would love to see it in person. That would be awesome. Thanks for sharing!!!

Posted by cynthia kernan June 2, 09 09:04 PM
793.

excellent job done on all pictures thank you

Posted by Anonymous June 2, 09 09:04 PM
794.

I so feel the same feelings as comment 759. Can only imagine after looking at these out of the world photos what it will be like to see Jesus. Thank you God for allowing such awesomeness.

Posted by Joyce Gentry June 2, 09 09:33 PM
795.

Unbelivable!!! What courage.. beautiful photos........ I was born too soon, because I would love to go up!


Posted by Rosie Baird June 2, 09 10:03 PM
796.

Totally amazing photos. I am so in awe of these outstanding individuals who do this job. They are some amazing, awesome, outstanding heroes in my eyes.

Posted by Barbara Lafferty June 2, 09 10:53 PM
797.

Beautiful! Wonderful!

Posted by Unstrung June 2, 09 10:57 PM
798.

A wonderful proof that God created earth, and the order od the heavens!

Posted by Jeanne Hamilton June 2, 09 11:17 PM
799.

Fantastic pictures,hope you don't mind me asking a favour i'll like to view more space mission in future.
kind regards
Larry.

Posted by Larry Turner June 2, 09 11:21 PM
800.

All that is involved in this 'History' is too much for the ordinary-mind to comprehend! May God Bless these projects for the good of all mankind.

Posted by Honey in Louisiana June 2, 09 11:40 PM
801.

I so want to be up there, I can hardly stand it! Much appreciation to NASA for sharing the experience through these pictures, the videos and transmissions.....the STS-125 mission was amazing...thanks for taking excellent care of Mr. Hubble.

Atlantis and crew, you were exceedingly brave. You have done us proud.

God bless the entire NASA team and all of the upcoming missions.

Posted by Kathy Westfall June 3, 09 12:33 AM
802.

This is something that is truly fulfilling to the eyes....so unbelievable that a man made object is in our space, and to fulfill its destiny the . Somehow this has to get
into the classrooms for our students to study and understand.....someone out there do this for the kids.......again thanks to our crew, and thank god for your safe return................Diane, in Cumming GA

** Why don't YOU do it? That's part of the problem in America. People think grand, but lack motivation. I'm volunteering in India, trying to make a difference, not just talking about it. Sorry.

Posted by Fooch June 3, 09 01:02 AM
803.

All the pictures are breath taking. After seeing such a splendid view of the space and astronauts, its just makes mankind more closer to fact of wonderul universe we are in and bountiful planet we live on.
Shots are so well taken, distinct from each other yet binding to form a unusual and mesmerising story. One would love to experience the universe in one's lifetime :)

Posted by Avinash June 3, 09 03:36 AM
804.

Would the happy clapping god botherers go back into the hole they climbed out of.

He is right. This has nothing to do with any god whatsoever. Go back to your churches. This is NASA, people.
Awesome pics.

Posted by Neko June 3, 09 04:42 AM
805.

There are no other words to describe the efforts of these men. Let us not forget all the unmentioned personnel that supported the space programs achievements. It is like a fine sculptured puzzle requiring everyone to understand and complete their assigned tasks. Just amazing, just amazing. I take my hat off to all that participated in this and other space related projects.

Posted by Alan Mills June 3, 09 09:26 AM
806.

air force retiree this was great see thanks

Posted by bobby j dixon June 3, 09 09:49 AM
807.

WOW !!!

It is my wish, that all of us, world wide, take a breath of joy at the wonder glimpsed in these photos. We must help keep these amazing men and women, on track, pursueing the boundries as yet unseen. Hope for the greatness of our species lies in these incredible accomplishments.

Posted by Marcus Eddy June 3, 09 10:21 AM
808.

Fantastic images

Posted by Barry Ailetcher June 3, 09 11:24 AM
809.

From my view being part of STS1 support team till now, every Shuttle event has been part of an incredible journey. This is one more great accomplishment built on the backs of millions of coordinated events and actions from the entire team. That is awesome!

Posted by JAW June 3, 09 11:56 AM
810.

Thanks for showing me the beauty that God made for me and you! NASA is doing an wonderful job along with the Atlantis crew. My God is wonderful, too bad many of those posting comments don't realize that he made everything, it just didn't happen!

Posted by djf butterfly June 3, 09 11:58 AM
811.

this Just showes the American spirit is alive and well I pray that the next 4 years it will be saved and forgotten

Posted by Carmen June 3, 09 12:09 PM
812.

Hello, What beautiful pictures. I am proud that I worked on the shuttle back in the 1970s with North American Rockwell in So. CA.
Do you remember the N.A.A. P.R.I.D.E. program.

Posted by Walter T. Pearson June 3, 09 12:40 PM
813.

During the 1980's when I worked on the electronics of the Hubble telescope while I was employed by Allied Signal, I used to wonder if we would be able to view the Hubble telescope from the ground. The cameras that have been designed and used for space exploration is awsome. God bless America.

Posted by Harris Davis June 3, 09 01:47 PM
814.

Why can't we just say what we see in these photos without trying to outdo others with the chatter either about - or not about - the existence of God. Yes these are beautiful photos! Yes the crew did a great job! Yes another crew also would have done a great job! Training is the key along with the need for those working down on Earth who designed, built, assembled and launched this vehicle. The few in the crew should not get all the credit.

Our thanks to all of you.

Posted by Randy Moore, in GA June 3, 09 02:06 PM
815.

i hope that we all can benefit in the future from the space program,,,love to try it myself some day ,,,,,,,it looks awesome

Posted by kevin collins June 3, 09 02:35 PM
816.

We should be very proud of our Astronots.
God Bless them.

Posted by Anonymous June 3, 09 05:42 PM
817.

The photos were the best that I have ever seen with reference to the space walks and work that transpired on the space vehicle. It makes you wonder just how far can we go? It really feels as if there is no end and we are just waiting for the next great thing to occur. May God bless all of these men and women in the space program who are risking there lives to keep this program in step. I am very prowd to be an American and appreciate the additional cooperation of other countries in this program. Bless them all.

Posted by Bill Cravatta June 3, 09 05:55 PM
818.

I have read all of the comments, and I must add that they are all true, and there are not words to express my feelings of praise for this program. Words are inadequate to describer these missions. Thank you NASA, our counry, and our gracious God above.

Posted by Bud DeVere in Longmont, CO June 3, 09 06:07 PM
819.

OMG THAT IS KOOL

Posted by VERONICA June 3, 09 06:08 PM
820.

Trying to describe these pictures to another person is impossible. They are absolutely incredible!!! At age 75 I only wish I could see what NASA has in store for our great country in the next 75 years. God bless all of you and keep up the remarkable work. Thanks a million for sharing these with me.
Diane, Port St. Lucie, FL

Posted by Diane E. Stark June 3, 09 06:23 PM
821.

Great pictures--I got most of them at real time from NASA.com & these are great!!!

Posted by bill nelson June 3, 09 07:39 PM
822.

Most awesome pictures I have seen GO HUBBLE!!!

Posted by Federico Moreno June 3, 09 07:54 PM
823.

This is one of the great missions of all time. I would like to see a medal struck and presented by the President to those who went on that mission.

My favorite photo was that of the cloud pattern off of Baja, California, Primarily because I could see San Diego and Point Loma as well. I grew up there.
Just beautiful. The importance of the mission itself cannot be understated no over-estimated. We need the photos and the technology that went into the whole thing is just a phenomenal thing. All nations should marvel at it and decide to "get along."

Posted by Alex Ford June 3, 09 07:59 PM
824.

Great stuff. God Bless the USA!!!

Posted by Patrick m walsh June 3, 09 08:12 PM
825.

WOW! these are very beautiful pictures.May god bless these men for their great work .My hats off to each and every one from NASA. THIS IS AWESOME!

Posted by Robert Lucero Calif. June 3, 09 08:21 PM
826.

Simplesmente fantástico.
As melhores fotos que já vi do Hubble. Bom trabalho!!
Roger-Portugal

Posted by Rogério Silva June 3, 09 08:53 PM
827.

These are awesome pictures wouldn't it be nice to visit the moon like we visit Disney World??? Thanks to whoever took the time to take these wonderful shots.

Posted by Terry Kearns June 3, 09 09:11 PM
828.

Nice Stuff! I don't know who sent me the link, but it certainly brought back some fond memories that I can share with my young children. Thanks!
Former Launch Control Team member up to the Challenger accident.

Posted by Jim Driscoll - Maine June 3, 09 09:23 PM
829.

Amazing photos! Thanks for sharing these wonderful shots of the many people who made this event possible.

Posted by Diane James June 3, 09 09:43 PM
830.

AWESOME! After being blessed to work with the original seven Astronauts in Houston in 1961, our "Dreams of the Future" are coming true. So glad to still be alive to see the progress of NASA and its space program. We owe so much for all the "technology" gained and used in our everyday life. Especially in the Medical Field. God Bless and protect each and everyone of you. We have just hit the tip of the iceburg. Keep Soaring!

Posted by Sue Schultz June 3, 09 10:47 PM
831.

THESE PICS ARE INCREDIBLE. . THANKS NASA. . GOD BLESS ALL OF THESE MEN AND WOMEN. WE SERVE AN AWESOME GOD.

Posted by EVELYN MARS June 3, 09 11:18 PM
832.

I WILL SAVE THESE PICTURES FOREVER. i THANK THE CREW FOR THEIR
COURAGE WHEN GOING ON THESE MISSIONS, THEY ARE AS AWESOME
AS THE PHOTOS. ALSO, A THANK YOU TO THE GREAT COUSIN THAT SENT
THIS SITE TO ME.

Posted by HARVEY TOBACK,WESTON,FL. June 4, 09 09:32 AM
833.

the pictures, are just wonderful, so detailed.

Posted by Anonymous June 4, 09 10:22 AM
834.

Awesome, to say the least. I was just a small pebble at Rockwell while the shuttles were being built, but after all these years I maintain pride in the incredible machines and the incredible journeys taken. Thank you for these pictures. And I agree - - these are TRUE heroes!

Posted by Barbara Winters June 4, 09 10:42 AM
835.

Very remarkable! Very impressive! What committment!!
NOW.................If only we could do something about the human condition
on earth! The idiots in Washington (both parties).........the spending spree,
welfare slobs, the filth and trash in this nation from the literal trash to the trash on our T.V's and radios.
The lack of committment from parents, teachers,
public officials, churchs, businesses to follow the laws of nature.
Take care of everything....everything in good order....like space!
Clean up your trash in every sense! Use your common sense and God given
talents....move while you can ....use the brain....more than 10%!

Posted by Linda Faulk June 4, 09 11:07 AM
836.

WOW! Thank you thank you if words are enough. It's breathtakingly beautiful.

Posted by Bernadette Ladaga June 4, 09 11:37 AM
837.

I worked twenty yearsmat the Houston NASA location for Lockheed Engineering .I really hope the future for the program will continue. I always thought NASA could do a better job in letting the general public know of its importance. Schools should have a class, as well as library books on the accomplishments that have come from ths space program. From slide rule to calculators to computers and etc.

Posted by Roland Caldwell June 4, 09 01:33 PM
838.

I congratulate crew Space Shuttle Atlantis and people of the USA on successful performance of a problem of expedition. Excellent photos.

Posted by Oleg Hurtin, Moscow, Russia. June 4, 09 02:48 PM
839.

WOW!! LOOKS FAKE WITH THOSE CLEAR PIC'S. YOU HAVE TO BE A SPECIAL PERSON TO REPAIR SOMETHING SO COMPLEX AS THE HUBBLE IN SPACE.

Posted by STEVE DEMANES June 4, 09 03:54 PM
840.

Stunning and just Awesome photography. Viewed three times and saving for future viewing.

Posted by George E. Bodnar June 4, 09 06:39 PM
841.

These photos are just breathtaking, GOD BLESS THE USA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy that I got to view them.

Posted by Doris Loverich June 4, 09 07:15 PM
842.

I am enjoying these wonderful photos sent to me my my neise Lillian Titus. I finally got to see every thing close up, including the ship and space crews. I am so p-roud of the men & women that seved their country and the ones we still remember that never came back. I wish I could be here to see every one flying around.My thanks to the people who made these photo crafts and made my day.

Posted by Brander J. Scott June 4, 09 07:18 PM
843.

Many of us only dream of being in space ... you guy's are lucky! And you are truly HEROES. We are very proud of all the folks that contributes to the NASA missions. America wants you to continue the great work!

Posted by Cliff Martinez, San Antonio TX June 4, 09 08:04 PM
844.

Keep up the GOOD WORK NASA !! After 35 years of service i can say that I MISS YOU NASA ... Wish I was still there with you at the center, FLA
Tom Wilson NASA,RET...

Posted by Ton Wilson NASA RETIRED June 4, 09 08:20 PM
845.

Please bless us Lord.

Posted by Gerri Haumschild June 4, 09 09:21 PM
846.

GOD BLESS AMERICA, We did it again, very proud of you guys and gals,
I spent 30 years at JSC.

Posted by JERRY SHOWS June 4, 09 10:46 PM
847.

The pictures are breathtaking!! If I was younger, I would like to work up there.

Posted by Rudy Parayo June 5, 09 12:53 AM
848.

What GREAT Pictures. I am so glad that I got to see them. Thank you.

Posted by Judy Carlson June 5, 09 01:29 AM
849.

The next generation of telescopes will reveal what some don't want to know and others long to see and hear.

Posted by Anonymous June 5, 09 01:48 AM
850.

I worked on the original airframes many years ago,still feel connected when I see these kind of pictures. Well done America for keeping the missions going even through the bad patches.

Posted by Gary Chambers (UK) June 5, 09 05:18 AM
851.

Breathtaking. Proud to be an American. And Americans should be proud of these brave astronauts.

Posted by Iggi June 5, 09 05:58 AM
852.

As a boy in the 1960s the space program inspired me to study science. All I can say is the more science I study, the more I believe in God. Does that mean I'm a bad scientist, or that the universe is very fascinating and points us towards the view that it's not all there by chance? We can only leave the posters with extreme views either side to disagree as to which of these is the case.

Posted by Robert McCord Scotland June 5, 09 09:35 AM
853.

when i was 8 years old, i read my first science fiction story, and I was hooked for life. little did I dream that so much of what they called science fiction would become science fact, and all thanks to the wonderful dreaming realists that make up our space program. I can only hope and pray that our politicians will realize just how important this is, and redirect funding from saving defunct businesses and put it back into something a thousand times more important! This is one dream that must continue.

Posted by Fred J. June 5, 09 10:26 AM
854.

To become an astronaut is the ultimate adventure that a person could ever dream about doing. I am a school teacher who at Dalton High School in Dalton Ga. Science has always been an interest of mine, what NASA has been able to accomplish over the many years to keep the U.S on the cutting edge is amazing. Afwe years ago I went through the astronaut traning for teachers at Huntsville, Alabama and there is an appreciation for what they do in outerspace exploration. I am "6 ft. 5in. tall , my calling was never answered. My dream is to witness a real launch some day.

Posted by Marcus Starling June 5, 09 10:46 AM
855.

always amazing

Posted by James Lord June 5, 09 12:36 PM
856.

These message methods should inspire all Americans to support this program when we can understand the "grandness" of this activity. Those who want true American values restored given the last election results need to remember when this success was prepared for and planned and thus accept this as the success we remember from the leadership of a former Amerca. We need this memory for our own understanding of "better days".

-E. R. Eastin, St. Louis -- Missouri/USA

Posted by Anonymous June 5, 09 12:47 PM
857.

I guess you can only appreciate infinity when you're floating in it...

Posted by John Gottschalk June 5, 09 12:59 PM
858.

How proud I am to be an American and belong to a country and society that is responsible for the space program and all the contributions it has given to all of us!

Posted by Ross Schultz June 5, 09 03:45 PM
859.

I live about 15 miles north of the space center. I've never missed a shuttle launch, and I saw John Glenn lift off as our first man in space. Unless you've witnessed a launch ... there is absolutely no way to explain how much more powerful the experience is if you can hear and feel it in person. It rattles all the windows, and creates a minor earthquake. When they come back, if they can land at the space center... the shuttle goes right over our house...then two sonic booms that scare hell out of you even if you've heard them every time. Come see the next one....time is running out on the shuttle program.

Posted by Buzz June 5, 09 04:11 PM
860.

Just amazing..........................

Posted by T. Wry June 5, 09 05:00 PM
861.

I AM 79. WORKED ON ICBM PROJECTS AT VAFB,ATLAS,TITAN MINUTEMAN FOR MANY YEARS. THESE PICS MAKE ME PROUD OF WHAT THE USA HAS ACCOMPLISHED . AND WHAT PHOTOGRAPHY! THANKS TO THOSE COURAGEOUS ASTRONAUTS FOR ADVANCING THE SCIENCE/KNOWLEDGE BASE.

Posted by RAY G THOMAS June 5, 09 05:11 PM
862.

God created the universe and the minds of men and women to make this adventure possible! Ipray that the adventure continues.

Posted by Dave Reichert June 5, 09 05:44 PM
863.

USA. USA. USA, USA. USA. USA.

Posted by FRAN MAN June 5, 09 06:21 PM
864.

FACINATING!!!!!!!!

Posted by Jeff June 5, 09 07:20 PM
865.

As the musician Yanni said, the lines we call countries cannot be seen from here. And I am one of your classic conservative Rush Republicans!

Posted by Jim Roark June 5, 09 07:32 PM
866.

This little blue planet cant be alone in the universe! Lets hope this wonderful
achievement finds out some of the mysterys we've all wondered about. Lets hope if there IS neighboriing worlds with life on them they are friendly.! If you get a good picture of a U.F.O. zipping by the windows be sure and let us all see it! In the mean time,how awesome! The phtos have let me back to the ancient words in the Psalms..When I see the black void beyond I can grasp more acurately their meaning. God hung the earth on nothing. ! NOTHING! Amazing! Wonderful!Thanks Nasa!

Posted by Glenda Mt.Hood Oregon June 5, 09 08:20 PM
867.

I hate to be a spoil sport, but I think the space program is a huge waste of money. Too many people are going without housing, food, and other basics. What do we find in space? Space, and more space! Emptiness. A vacuum. We get some pretty photos of the Earth and solar system from a different point of view.
If we really love America, I feel that we need to spend the billions on helping Americans - not on a select few, who go on a wildly expensive joy-ride to nowhere.

Posted by Dan June 5, 09 08:38 PM
868.

Don't we live in an amazing world!! These photos are so clear and interesting.
Thanks to the crew, guys who took the pictures, Canada, all others involved.
God Bless America!

Posted by Millicent R. Clark June 5, 09 09:23 PM
869.

Note the lack of sun spots on the transit of the sun. This is why the earths weather has been so cool.

Posted by hank June 5, 09 11:07 PM
870.

Awesome. Photos are absolutely wonderful.....we get to see history in the making! Thank you, thank you, each and everyone of you. Comments are superlative!

Posted by Lou on June 5, 2009 at 11:09 PM CST.

Posted by Anonymous June 6, 09 12:08 AM
871.

To me, it is senseless to retire the shuttle. The space shuttle has a perfect safety record, if you exclude the two missions which management insisted on launching over the protests of the engineers. Both shuttle losses were entirely preventable, and neither were due to design flaws of the shuttle. The Challenger was lost because it got too cold over night, and the Solid Rocket Boosters had not warmed up enough for the O-rings to seat properly. Endeavor came back with a large hole in the leading edge of the wing, which was caused by a foam strike. Management refused to ground the shuttles.

Posted by Scott P. Holman June 6, 09 01:11 AM
872.

Dan of comment 867. Some day you will understand that the investment we made in research and development provided more food and housing than your mind can count. Not to mention the pride of accomplishment and the inspiration to all of those youngsters to not wait for a handout but rather to study and accomplish tremendous feats of science. With out the space program their would be much less cures and treatments for the sick. No one in this country is starving and no one is denied medical care. Instead of the sour grapes enjoy the pride and accomplishment of this country. God has blessed us with abundance, love and mercy. Dear Lord continue your blessing and give us the wisdom to use your gifts to the good of all humans.

Posted by Michael June 6, 09 01:27 AM
873.

This is truely AWESOME! Now we need to land on a place we have not been before! A huge frontier out there lets see it. You very special people that put your lives on the line are our heroes. Keep going forth!!

Posted by Joellen Keyes June 6, 09 01:50 AM
874.

It just keeps getting better.

Posted by Gilbert Matheus June 6, 09 09:10 AM
875.

Excellent photo coverage...I am so very proud that they continue to keep this program alive. Yes, the Earth needs help. But we have managed to muck this planet up with our insane materialistic appetite so looking outward with respect doesn't hurt us. And without God, there would be no NASA. My father was Air Force and worked on all the originals - Gemini, Apollo and I am so very proud of all of you for your endless dedication, work and bravery to enter space. I only wish he could have gone because he so badly wanted to as I do! Continue your good work!

Posted by Tesa June 6, 09 09:20 AM
876.

INCREDABLE!!!!! AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by tom June 6, 09 09:34 AM
877.

Truly Awesome!

Posted by Jon June 6, 09 09:52 AM
878.

Thank you so much for sharing these fantastic photos. Who would have ever thought I could sit here in my home and look at pictures from outer space. The internet and your willingness to post are greatly appreciated.

Posted by Bob Bolin June 6, 09 11:42 AM
879.

Picture 21 shows GODS artistic work in action
Wonderful

Posted by Walter Adamson June 6, 09 11:55 AM
880.

Just think what good that money could do fro our enconomy and to help the needy. What a waste of resources at a time when it's needed elst where. To what could has mankind benefited from this.

Posted by Robert Murray June 6, 09 12:39 PM
881.

We felt like we were in space with the crew...what wonderful photos. God bless this work and all the people who make space exploration possible. We are always thankful when they return safely.

Posted by Francis & Jeanette Sutter June 6, 09 02:04 PM
882.

Wow...Is all I can say. Fabulous. Good Job. What type of camera were these
photos taken with?

Posted by Louisa June 6, 09 03:00 PM
883.

Incredible pictures, this space home has been instrumental in finding out much more about our solar system and I am sure more to come. Costs many be high but the benefits will surely outweigh it. Americans scientific skills are unmatched.
I am proud to say I am an American!!

Posted by Jan Barber, Arkansas June 6, 09 04:32 PM
884.

Amazing photos, amazing work! Brave & dedicated people on this project. All the glory to the Amazing God who created and made all of it and us. I can only imagine the amazing things, places and events that God has in store for those who choose to believe, love, honor and so know Him! Jesus nothing compares to Your wisdom and beauty!

Posted by Rboin Duncan June 6, 09 04:41 PM
885.

love pictures like these. can't imagine the feelings these men and women have during such a wondrous experience.

Posted by Lynette June 6, 09 05:00 PM
886.

WOW, that was amazing!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Emma Beazley June 6, 09 05:29 PM
887.

WOW! what amazing pictures, never did I think I would see this happening in my life time. I'm lucky to have a relation in the space business who shares these pic's with me and my husband (he-80 I-am 79) God Bless all who are responsible both on the ground and in space.
Ed & Betty Lyons, Calif. 6 June 2009

Posted by Betty Lyons June 6, 09 05:48 PM
888.

GREAT JOB GUYS. WE ARE PROUD OF YOU...MSGT JAY HERRIN, USAF

Posted by MSGT J.C. HERRIN, USAF, RET June 6, 09 08:29 PM
889.

Fantabulous! Nothing more to be said.

Posted by Paul Q. Holloway June 6, 09 08:59 PM
890.

This is so divine!

Posted by Houston - we don't have a problem! June 6, 09 09:48 PM
891.

the pictures are realy good my frend mueiz was there

Posted by fgg June 7, 09 01:17 AM
892.

The pictures and the coverage is excellent. I would have appreciated some detail about what repairs did the Hubble telescope require, and they were accomplished.
To those of you who believe that a God (or god) created every gallaxy, star, planet, moon, every grain of soil, drop of water, life, the animals and us, and that He (or he) is in every one of our thoughts, please save your religious comments to your congregations where you will be better understood. These (beautiful) photos do trigger our awe and admiration, but they are far from any religious motivation or from confirming of any religious beliefs. ,

Posted by Ricardo Hadis June 7, 09 09:43 AM
893.

Remarkable! I just finished reading the book " The Language of God" by Francis s. Collins. This guy is an astro physicist (and more). He also headed the "Human Genome Project" In a small way these photos tie into his work.

Posted by Chuck Stokes June 7, 09 11:21 AM
894.

These were such great pictures! I did enjoy them!!

Posted by Lisa Bucks June 7, 09 12:25 PM
895.

THESE ARE JUST BEAUTIFUL PICTURES...IM IN AWE LOOKING AT THEM....WELL DONE ..USA..x

Posted by Lois G. Clark June 7, 09 02:06 PM
896.

Excellent photos.

Posted by Jan June 7, 09 02:21 PM
897.

what a great thing to see our astronaunts are doing there job thank you

Posted by DEE SMITH June 7, 09 06:45 PM
898.

Amazing is all that USA does. This is pure courage and inventive besides

Posted by Jose Alvarado. Lima, Peru June 7, 09 06:57 PM
899.

Type your comment here... Astronomy, Science and Humanity is moving as fast as the universe is expanding . . . your expertise makes it so.

Posted by Orv Hunter June 7, 09 06:59 PM
900.

Spectacular photos. As anyone on the Treasure and Space Coast in Florida will tell you, people tend to go outdoors and watch the shuttle launches. I live in Sebastian, a few miles north of Vero Beach and about an hour or so south of Kennedy Space Center, and the view of the shuttle rising is great. If the wind is just right, you might even hear a very faint roar from the engines.

Miss 'the hub of the universe', though, in Boston.

Posted by Mike from Sebastian June 7, 09 07:46 PM
901.

Magnificient, awesome. Thank you ALL for your study and work to make this flight to The Hubble a success. God Bless you from an 87 and 83 year old Citizens.

Posted by Marybeth June 7, 09 07:49 PM
902.

Great photos... thanks for sharing them. Good job NASA..

Posted by Shirley Bradley June 7, 09 07:51 PM
903.

Howdy to All
If these pictures don't convince you that there is a GOD, then I Pray that what you see in a Microscope will convince you.
Here we have the awesome world outside of earth and man being able to work in this environment give credit to verse Genesis 11:6, "And the LORD said, "Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them."
New King James Version.

GOD BLESS you all and GOD BLESS AMERICA.

Posted by Frederick H. R. Boettcher June 7, 09 09:05 PM
904.

Only God could create man and give him the ability to reach such heights and strides in technology. Can you imagine how much more powerful God must be, since man is only one of His creations! Thank you, NASA, for sharing these photos for us to see and experience.

Posted by Judy Kaufman June 7, 09 09:43 PM
905.

What a Creator! What an incredible mind, to put all this together for us to enjoy! Give Him praise!

ROMANS 11:33 NKJ

Posted by Mrs. Ferne Cooper June 7, 09 10:45 PM
906.

que Dios los cuide y bendiga.may god bless them and take care of them.

Posted by javazquez66@gmail.com June 7, 09 11:09 PM
907.

Congratulation, Reciban mis sinceras felicitaciones y que ojalá Dios los guie para que si existen otros seres vivos en otros planetas, los encuentren pronto,porque es importante saber si definitivamente estamos solos o no en el universo...

Felicitaciones a todos los investigadores y trabajadores de la NASA.

Posted by CESAR JULIO DUARTE CELIS June 7, 09 11:27 PM
908.

Fabulous. Great job to all for their work. Now it's time to spend the money on helping mankind for research to eliminate sicknesses such as cancer, AIDSm,
and other dreaded diseases.

Posted by Bob June 8, 09 12:02 AM
909.

As a member of the team at Grumman Aerospace (now Northrop Grumman) that designed and built the Lunar Module, that landed on the moon in 1969, I was priviledged to see the the first close up movies of the moon from the first lunar orbit mission. These photos of the Space Shuttle, crew, and Hubble Telescope are equally fantastic! Thank you so much!

Posted by Don F. Reis, Tarrytown, NY June 8, 09 12:22 AM
910.

This is so great-why oh why have we wasted so many years since we last landed
on the moon. We should have a base there by now. The Hubble is awsume,
but a base on the moon would be "out of this world"

Posted by Charles R. Woodfall June 8, 09 12:29 AM
911.

Truly incredible! Our oldest daughter and son-in-law have been working
shuttle related projects at the center for over 25 years and I am still
amazed at every mission but this one tops them all.

Posted by Don June 8, 09 04:12 AM
912.

I am proud to be an American!
I am thankful to the Lord Jesus Christ!

Posted by Cheryl E. Harper June 8, 09 09:06 AM
913.

These photos point out amazing technology, amazing accomplishments, amazing people, and an amazing God!

Posted by Lois June 8, 09 09:39 AM
914.

Looking at these pictures makes me feel like I'm 5 years old, seeing something for the very first time. Amazing. Thanks for sharing these.

Posted by Shannon June 8, 09 10:07 AM
915.

@880 the money spent on manned and unmanned spaceflight is a drop in the ocean compared to that spent on welfare, healthcare, defense, bailouts, etc.

Posted by neuro June 8, 09 10:21 AM
916.

I work for Applied Aerospace Structures Corporation in Stockton CA. I was fortunate to be picked to work on SLIC. We built the structural composite components for this carrier.
I was able to take my wife and 10 years old son to the launch.
He used to answer "artist" when people asked him what he wants to do when he grows up...now he wants to be an Engineer. We are working on a Father/Son commuter vehicle starting this summer (3 days ago). This mission has helped bonded my son and I like nothing can ever bond a father and his son.
Thank you NASA for the opportunity and the invite.

Posted by Quan Q Pham June 8, 09 10:40 AM
917.

I am so in awe of the space program, the Astronauts, and the technology involved that I do not feel worthy of making any other comment.

Posted by Ralph Kuenz June 8, 09 10:58 AM
918.

Thankyou so much for doing these pictures.No words can be said for the beauty.We have a wonderful country and a true and loving God.

Posted by Karen La Mee June 8, 09 10:59 AM
919.

These pictures are some of the most incredible I have ever seen.It makes me think of how small mankind really is compared to the universe.I just wish that we could work at putting all our petty differences aside and come together as a global community for the advancement of all humans.Thankfully there are people who have the courage to think beyond themselves,to look up to the heavens and ask the hard questions. To persevere in trying to put meaning in our lives and as to just why we truely are alive. God bless the U.S.A. and thank-you NASA

Posted by Timothy J.Jasinski June 8, 09 11:34 AM
920.

These are incredible, thanks Mike! What I want to see is sopme real aliens!
Tammy Hein
Northern California

Posted by Tammy June 8, 09 12:03 PM
921.

What a country ! God sure knew what he was doing! Love it or leave it! What would George Washington have said if he could have forseen the future of this country?

Posted by Jane Wilk Sterry June 8, 09 12:08 PM
922.

AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Spacer June 8, 09 04:02 PM
923.

Incredible mission, incredible photos
Thank you kindly for these pictures that are truly "OUT OF THIS WORLD".

Posted by Armand Lecompte June 8, 09 04:18 PM
924.

This is/was GREAT.
Thanks ever so much.

Posted by Joseph Franks June 8, 09 06:17 PM
925.

The appreciation of having been able to view these photos AMAZING THANKYOU

Posted by Thelma Freitas Defer June 8, 09 06:35 PM
926.

924. Thank you for these wonderful pictures of the Shuttle and Hubble Telescope. We are just a small dot in space, yet we do such amazing things. I truly wish we could live in peace on this Earth. When you see these pictures you realize how special this Earth is and how much more there is to this universe. God Bless those who travel beyond Earth’s boundaries. they are so brave.

Posted by Catherine A. Snow June 8, 09 07:05 PM
927.

Terrifi!!!!

Posted by Harry George June 8, 09 08:00 PM
928.

Amazing and awesome....just like I was one of the astronauts enjoying my time in space. If President Kennedy could only see how far we have gone since his original request to put a man on the moon.

Posted by Patti Cardozo, June 9, 2009 June 8, 09 08:21 PM
929.

All of you religious fanatics need to seriously get over yourselves. Although it is possible we may have been created by what you want to call "God", that has zero to do with what we as human beings have accomplished with our minds in the last few million years on Earth. We seek knowledge, we advance our technology with our knowledge, we strive to understand an incomprehensible Universe by building tools to expand our knowledge further. God, or whatever you want to call that which can create a Universe, most likely is a passive observer. I hope he, she, it is pleased with the progress we've made in this direction, because we've made so many horrible mistakes in other directions (wars etc.).

NASA and STS125 crew, you've done an absolutely spectacular job, and the whole world is proud of you...

Posted by Mark June 8, 09 09:10 PM
930.

I viewed the photos in amazement. It sent my thoughts back to April, May and June of 1969 when as a young electronics technician I had the honor and pleasure of working for one of the 127 companies across this terrific country of ours to assist my engineer in putting together an air filter control device for Apollo 10 July 1969. The company was GV Controls, Inc., in Livingston, New Jersey. I never knew the important roll we played in the Apollo Project until Tom Hanks in an interview on HBO made mention of it. My family commented, "Were'nt you in on that?" "Yep!", I said, in total amazment. What a thrill it was just knowing that I played a small part ina space prohect that paved the way for what is now the space shuttle program.

Awesome!

Posted by Dr. Sal E. Senatore, Kenilworth, New Jersey June 9, 09 01:53 AM
931.

great, awesome, wow!

Posted by Gumer June 9, 09 02:27 AM
932.

you can see your house from up there!

Posted by rob haslam.. June 9, 09 05:51 AM
933.

Truly awesome, made me homesick when I flew a T-34 at 10,500 feet watching the Appollo rockets launch for the moon. I have never been the same since and these pictures bring back memories of what a great country we live in! Thank You!

Posted by Gerald L. Puckett June 9, 09 10:07 AM
934.

Wonderful pictures.......All star gazers should be proud..............

Posted by Patricia King June 9, 09 10:37 AM
935.

Should be required viewing by the Congress that approves NASA spending. These photos alone are worth a hell of a lot. I love them and all the ventures into space. Lets all keep a priority on the Space Program. This is something we as US taxpayers can be proud of.
Keep the pictures coming!
God bless all contributors.

Posted by Terry A. Smith June 9, 09 11:09 AM
936.

WERE GREAT THANKS

Posted by ralph a daniels June 9, 09 03:05 PM
937.

Seeing these pictures brings reality to the stage our country is in. Beautiful pictures which I will save. GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!

Posted by Fay Livingston June 9, 09 03:40 PM
938.

this is so awesome you should get more and put on here

Posted by Jacqueline June 9, 09 03:49 PM
939.

Excellent and very informative!!

Posted by David J. Boehler June 9, 09 04:42 PM
940.

neato!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous June 9, 09 05:21 PM
941.

"We have left the surly bonds of earth,and touched the face of GOD"=========================High Flight

Posted by Robert Pato June 9, 09 05:40 PM
942.

I WORKED ON THE ATLAS MISSLE IN THE EARLY 60'S AT VANDENBERG AFB...IT IS SO EXCITING TO SEE HOW FAR WE HAVE COME

Posted by BARBARA BABBITT June 9, 09 07:35 PM
943.

Makes me think how insignificant mortals are, yet what a level of intelligence that we DO have can make us feel our accomplishments are so great. The level of mystery in Outer space is no greater than the level of mystery in Micro space if we can keep delving to see the wonders of both fields. I hope the young minds of our new generations keep up the interest and are able to devote scientific activity in both directions.

Posted by Paul Kelly June 9, 09 07:50 PM
944.

God Bless each and everyone of you!

Posted by Russ June 9, 09 09:12 PM
945.

These pictures are absolutely magnificent!!!! Thank you!

Posted by S. Beichner June 9, 09 10:35 PM
946.

Thanks to NASA for continuing to ask the questions, take the chances, learn the lessons, and pull our species (kicking and screaming) into the future!
Makes me so proud!

Posted by Karen June 9, 09 11:33 PM
947.

The next best thing to being there from the very start...I can not thank you enough for sharing this collection of amazing photos and work of our American NASA Team!! Proud to be an American for sure, I always have been, but when I view something such as this...I have a much greater appreciation of all that NASA does.
THANK YOU ...THANK YOU...THANK YOU.

Posted by J. C. Mascorro June 10, 09 01:52 AM
948.

Thanks for the opportunity to view these great pictures. It is so different than when we started the space program and all was so secretive. I still want to go up, just as badly as I always did. Now I can at least see what happens and it seems so close!

Posted by Margie King,RN June 10, 09 07:49 AM
949.

Exciting pictures, beautiful pictures too!! I am proud to be an american!!

Posted by pam beekman June 10, 09 08:09 AM
950.

Wow! An incredible achievement for mankind. Hard to believe until you see these pictures.

Posted by Betty Narotsky June 10, 09 08:42 AM
951.

That was COOL!

Posted by CHLOE WOINAROWICZ June 10, 09 09:50 AM
952.

i wish i could go to space are those pics real

Posted by didie kong June 10, 09 09:53 AM
953.

that was cool

Posted by kailie woodstrom June 10, 09 09:55 AM
954.

I agree Robert and Dan...what good is coming out of this....velcro and pens that write upside down...wow...look at how many roads this money would repair, good schools built, really excellent health care, even renewable energy....etc etc etc and look at the mess, garbage we are leaving behind in space it will come back to haunt us....trust me.....

Posted by elaine June 10, 09 10:03 AM
955.

awe inspiring! :_)

Posted by goingtothestars June 10, 09 12:48 PM
956.

Nice pictures!

(However, Buzz...John Glenn was not the first, nor the second American in space. Those honors went to Alan Shepard and Gus Grissom. Glenn was the third American in space, the first to orbit the earth.)

Posted by Space Author June 10, 09 01:58 PM
957.

I know it's expensive but it's worhtwhile to me. Better than some of the things this country is spending money on. It shows the world just how superior we are technologically than the rest of the world.
Mike

Posted by Mike Caputo June 10, 09 04:25 PM
958.

Can you see the beautiful "Wind Angel" in the center of picture 21 on May 15, 2009? Described as "cloud vortex streets over the Cape Verde Islands".....in the center there appears to be a face blowing wind and a long streak of white clouds trailing out across the sky. And then there are the beautiful vortises! Breath taking!

How much more beautiful can one expect to capture in the clouds?

Please respond if you see the Wind Angel!

Posted by Jo Ellen Miller June 10, 09 04:36 PM
959.

Wind Angle - Yes, actually can be viewed as a side angle with wings sweeping up and back, or a frontal with wings on either side.

I also see a hookah smoking caterpillar... or maybe not. ;-D

Thanks for making me go back and look one more time.

Posted by GMoney2009 June 10, 09 05:01 PM
960.

Awesome, unreal, unbelievable. Great job to all involved ENGINEERS ROCK!!!!!! AMERICA ROCKS!!!!!!

Posted by John Haring, M. E. June 10, 09 05:34 PM
961.

I can't imagine anyone being more thrilled and excited than I am , at seeing
these wonderful photos ... I only wish that I could have been on one of those
trips... and not just in my dreams...... from an old stewardess

Posted by beverly thomas June 10, 09 06:06 PM
962.

Absolutely terrific.... Maybe one day in the distant future will be able to travel to different galaxies... Of course that will mean going way past the speed of light etc.... Oh by the way the next time you fly into space....take me with you
George leoni

Posted by george leoni June 10, 09 06:40 PM
963.

#867 Doesn't have a clue, and that's too bad. Of course he/she won't be around when we develop even more scientific wonders to improve the human race, but the benefits already are more than we ever imagined. I wish I could live another 100 years to witness more of the future.

Posted by Larry G. Parkhurst June 10, 09 08:55 PM
964.

Dear Boston.com,
I have an assignment whereby i have to create a webpage adn it is exponencially BORING. it can contain pictures but they cannot be restricted by copyright laws. if i want pictures i must have "expressed permission". . .And i want the pictures.
Can i please use any of the pictures shown abov, this site will NOT be published
Theankyou

Posted by jera June 10, 09 09:57 PM
965.

As a former Teacher-in-Space applicant, I still follow with wonder and awe the space shuttle missions and thoroughly enjoy seeing the photos. Please continue to share them so everyone who cares can learn what exciting things are happening in space. EVERY American citizen is benefitting from the discoveries , inventions and technology created to make the space program work, and many citizens don't even realize the many benefits we enjoy BECAUSE of these space advances.

Posted by Diane S. Grant June 11, 09 08:45 AM
966.

I wish that our public media would focus on this type of achievement as opposed to the " Britainee Spears syndrome ". This is inspiring in a positive sense as was the Apollo program which was mistakenly allowed to end in the face of ludicrous distactions . Keep the faith baby !!!

Posted by julien mccarthy June 11, 09 09:16 AM
967.

I agree with comment number 867!!! Think of all the people here on earth that could be helped with all the money spent on these space missions. What a waste of time and money, I don't see it helping me or mankind at all.

Posted by Christine Kerr June 11, 09 10:36 AM
968.

I looked at the photos for a long time. It's like being part of it. Thanks to all the folks responsible for letting me be a part of this event in history.

Posted by Brigitte Linsenmann June 11, 09 12:03 PM
969.

Absolutely amazing photos! Am sending to a friend in Sydney Australia to show his family

Posted by Sharon June 11, 09 12:35 PM
970.

I worked on the space suit and on the shuttle heat exchangers at Hamilton Stanard in the 70's and 80's and I am glad is still going strong. I am retired now but still enjoy the Shuttle program.

Posted by Ron Corriveau June 11, 09 12:41 PM
971.

Breathtaking pictures. I have loved space travel and space pictures, since I first heard the song Sputnick in 1957. Kennedy left us a great legacy in the NASA program. God bless him in heaven. WE need this program to be kept alive. It is one of the best appropriations Congress can make each year. Iraq, Afghanistan and all the other wastes of money should stop to keep this worthy program alive. Bravo!!!

Posted by Pat Maginnis June 11, 09 01:19 PM
972.

Appropos comment 929--I feel really sorry for Mark. So much anger. There is a God and He is a wonderful God.

Thank goodness He has given mankind the ability to learn and develop the wonderous things we have done.

I applaud NASA and the fantastic men and women throughout the entire organization that have worked so hard to get where we are. Keep up the wonderful work.


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Posted by Peter Gingras June 11, 09 02:05 PM
973.

Realy Fantastic Photos, it is realy out of this world, make a person feel very gobsmacked, at the beauty of our world around.

Posted by John C Bowditch, UK June 11, 09 03:27 PM
974.

Great, our beautiful country does great things, and can show off the great things it does with pictures like this. Love this country of mine.

Posted by F.D. Reddig June 11, 09 06:53 PM
975.

Beautiful. Makes you prowd to be an American.

Posted by Ruth Kinder - Cincinnati, Ohio USA June 11, 09 07:22 PM
976.

We too are proud to be Americans.Thank you for your bravery', expertize and successful mission.

Posted by Mary vogel June 11, 09 07:46 PM
977.

Is the remote manipulator system arm Canadian built :) ?

Posted by Dave Wilson June 11, 09 08:18 PM
978.

I remember as a kid, going into assembly to watch the first short space launch and landing and the awe of reaching out to touch the face of God way back then. When I saw the photo of the shuttle and Hubble in front of the sun, I once again felt that amazing awe and wonder. I salute the most brilliant minds of this country and what they/we are capable of doing. Thank you so much for sharing these precious photos of something I will never get to see in person.

Posted by Bonnie Stelzer June 11, 09 09:03 PM
979.

WOOOOOOOOOOWWWW

Posted by Sara June 11, 09 11:58 PM
980.

outstanding! thank God we live in America!

Posted by Anonymous June 12, 09 12:11 AM
981.

The pictures were amazing. I had the opportunity to be in attendance at the 3rd launch of a Space Shuttle. I am still in awe after some 122 launches later.

Posted by Linda Lieb Chidester Curl June 12, 09 04:24 PM
982.

A wonderful experience for the world to watch. Not too many years ago they flew the Atlantis over our home in Destin, weather was not cooperating for them to land at their home base., I believe they landed at Eglin AFB until they could continue their journey to the launch pad area. We actually could see where tiles were missing. It was very exciting. Thank you NASA.

Posted by Karen Olson June 12, 09 04:39 PM
983.

wow thats awesome

Posted by Robyn June 12, 09 04:57 PM
984.

This pictures means the future of humanity. For all the people that think that is a waste of money think again and understand that the efforts of nasa and all this austronauts is what will make this planet a better place for all future generations.

Posted by Carlos Marquez June 12, 09 06:15 PM
985.

Amazing! How wonderful it is that I was able to see these pictures about the great work that our NASA people do. Thanks for the privilege.

Posted by Patricia Hopkins June 12, 09 07:20 PM
986.

That is just great. Our heroes at work............

Posted by Ken June 12, 09 10:05 PM
987.


All of this makes me speechless!!!!!!AUSOME!!!!!!! America with all its alleged problems,is still NUMBER ONE !!!!!!!!!!! I am extremely proud being an AMERICAN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Matthew J. Vlissides 87 years old!!!! June 13, 09 08:35 AM
988.

God does not make junk....as reflected in the intelligence, fearlessness, innovativeness of the human race. You participants in space exploration and maintenance make me proud to be part of it. Indomitable curiosity and the selflessness to "bravely go where no man has gone before". This life is already quite a trip.....then add space travel to your memories.....wow!!!

Posted by Pat Pfeffer June 13, 09 09:17 AM
989.

I think it is awesome that yall have the knowledge and experience it takes to accomplish something like that! I think it is wonderful , it is absolutely amazing to be able to go to space! i am fascinated by it! I love those pictures! I think its wonderful yall have the courage and braveness to go up to space!and i love the space shuttle atlantis! i love all the space shuttles! this is something that will last a lifetime! this is our future! please dont close the space program! yall need to keep it going! we have something here in america to be proud of! god bless america and our space shuttle crew! and everyone that works for nasa! a great job well done!

Posted by angela herrin June 13, 09 10:12 AM
990.

These pictures are truly inspiring. The courage of our astronauts more than equals the courage of our soldiers in the field. Mankind's spirit of 'can-do' was never more evident than in this mission.

Posted by Rev John Gray June 13, 09 11:11 AM
991.

Richard Branson (Virgin Atlantic).. is going to be building a hotel on the moon.

He has a a space shuttle to now to go back and forth and for a million dollars you can set up an application. Beautiful pics. We earthlings are going to start going back and forth sooner than we think, We should all respect our beautiful planet and do whatever we can to save our home. All space is also OUR home as we are all one. No person or solar system is apart from one another. We are one.

Posted by Mary Ivory June 13, 09 11:51 AM
992.

These photos are truly awesome and, in my view, still more evidence of the Divine.

I urge those who don't care for the mention of the Almighty in these discussions to try practicing some of that "tolerance" and "acceptance of diversity" they keep claiming to champion.

Posted by Charles OMalley June 13, 09 01:26 PM
993.

Raslly great picture. what does the futher bring

Posted by BILL June 13, 09 02:23 PM
994.

THESE PHOTOS ARE REALLY REMARKABLE. OURS IS THE ONLY COUNTRY WERE THIS IS POSSIBLE.

Posted by ARTHUR BYER June 13, 09 04:53 PM
995.

+THOSE PHOTOS ARE REMARKABLE GREAT

Posted by PIETER June 13, 09 11:56 PM
996.

Just awesome!!! What a Creator we all have. God Bless America!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by G. Haberman June 14, 09 03:09 AM
997.

That man is able to think and develop these kinds of technology simply fulfills age old prophecy from 606 B.C. as it is written in the Book of Daniel 12:4.
"But you, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, AND KNOWLEDGE SHALL BE INCREASED." Glory be to IHVH God. Amen.

Posted by James Blankson June 14, 09 08:06 AM
998.

I am proud to be US citizen and friend of these fellow American superheroes.
Good luck and with great success for supremacy gaining top honors.

Posted by BENITO VIGORITO June 14, 09 09:26 AM
999.

God does not exist and these pictures are proof.

Posted by Carl Fredrickson June 14, 09 01:22 PM
1000.

AWESOME!

Posted by ELIzabeth Stone June 14, 09 06:51 PM
1001.

I am in awe of what it must take to go on such a journey. My respect to all those involved.

Posted by Georgeann Dau June 14, 09 09:39 PM
1002.

Thank you for sharing with the world.I'm going to print these pics and give them to my grand children.Beautiful pictures.

Posted by christinasnavely June 14, 09 10:32 PM
1003.

Rally and truly great. Words cannot fully describe this!

Posted by Vernon Heller June 15, 09 09:35 AM
1004.

only the ability of mankind is to thank for these images. humans built the space ship, millions of years of evolution brough them to the level where they can witness the beauty of the universe, created by entirely natural means. the existence of the univers is neither caused by a christian god no more than it is caused by a roman god or a viking god or a hindu god. and it is all the more amazing for that. no supernatural being needed, just an amazing chain of natural events bringing us these amazing pictures.

Posted by humanist June 15, 09 11:51 AM
1005.

I'm a cheapskate, but i still think this is money that is very well spent!!!
The mind of man!! USA all the way!!!!!!

Posted by Big Don June 15, 09 01:45 PM
1006.

The great architect of the universe is responsible for the whole thing,from the beginning to the end ,what ever it will be. awsome.

Posted by o.h.morgan June 15, 09 04:31 PM
1007.

FANTASTICO!

Posted by Pedro June 15, 09 07:14 PM
1008.

Fantastic! How far space science has come since Alan Shepherd!

Posted by Andrew Sofranko June 15, 09 07:43 PM
1009.

Fantastic! How far space science has come since Alan Shepherd!

Posted by Andrew Sofranko June 15, 09 07:44 PM
1010.

My Dad, Chuck Bodey, was a mechanical engineer at Rockwell (eventually No. American Rockwell), who was recruited into the Shuttle program because of the remotely controlled manipulator arm he had designed for the world's first submarine designed to go down and work on things like oil rigs on the ocean floor. He also designed the parachute system that allows the hurtling mass of the Shuttle to be landed safely, and the cargo bay door hinges. RE comment #977, yes, the manipulator arm was paid for by the Canadian gov't, although it was designed by my Dad, an American. Every time I see and hear news of a successful Shuttle mission, I am proud of my wonderful Dad, and know how thrilled he would be by these photos.

Posted by Norma Jean Bodey June 15, 09 08:32 PM
1011.

I have vivid memories of my dad working as an Air Force contractor with companies like Martin - Marietta, Douglas, and others. We were stationed at Cape Canaveral in the late 50's when rockets were a very new idea. Dad was a simple, low level service tech making electrical inspections on the wiring of rockets like the Titans. But he was so proud of what the spae program was doing way back then. He took us out to the beach to watch night time launches. They were awesome! He died right before America put a man on the moon. He would be amazed at how far all of this has come. It is still and even more awesome.

Posted by Barbara Murphy June 15, 09 11:49 PM
1012.

I live there. Seen the one that blew up close up in 80s. This looks like a great accomplishment. Rates right up there with the Tower of Babel. Money well spent? Don't know. Worked long time with government to know better. We are one century in debt. Someone told me that I can see the cosmos much better one fine day. He read this to me;
1 Corinthians 2:9
That is what the Scriptures mean when they say,
“No eye has seen, no ear has heard,
and no mind has imagined
what God has prepared
for those who love him.”
So I decided to Love Him, by asking Jesus Christ to save my soul from storage with sin in Hell, and to join Them some day in Heaven where I won't need eye enhancement..

Posted by Adrian Balboa June 16, 09 12:11 AM
1013.

I remember a question asked to Buckminster Fuller -What is it like to be on a space ship? - His reply, - You tell me ,you are on one!
These absolutely fantastic voyagers are a little further out.
GREAT JOB ------ THANK YOU

Posted by Tony Pongetti June 16, 09 08:56 AM
1014.

just woow

Posted by :| June 16, 09 04:05 PM
1015.

when i was a kid in the 50's i would think " i wonder what we would be doing in 1975" will we be getting around like "the jetsons" and a lot of other things that would blow your mind. most kids thought of these things and look at what nasa and these brave people have done!!!
IT IS ALMOST UNREAL. IT IS BEAUTIFUL!!
THANK YOU!!!!

Posted by GEORGE ROVOLIS June 16, 09 06:41 PM
1016.

this is so cool that we can do all of this stuff

Posted by kelsey June 16, 09 07:18 PM
1017.

To number 999......Who do you think gave us the ability to master space.......and everything else?..........I DID!!!!!

Posted by GOD June 16, 09 07:33 PM
1018.

Truly it is a spectacular space trip in the universe. Finally now it is possible
for men and women together to tour the sun, the stars and everthing else
is in between.

Posted by BENITO VIGORITO June 16, 09 07:37 PM
1019.

Beautiful, and just plain amazing! Diane

Posted by Diane Fitzgibbon June 16, 09 08:46 PM
1020.

THOSE PHOTOS ARE JUST AWESOME, THAT FOLKS

Posted by SANDI CAMBRA June 16, 09 09:08 PM
1021.

1022- GREAT PHOTO'S AWSOME GOD BLESS KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND BE SAFE

Posted by FRED SPIEZIO June 16, 09 10:22 PM
1022.

Wow ! How amazing ! What a great feeling I get , to experience their traveles in space with these wonderfull pictures. Thank you for sharing the adventures and moments, that everyone in this world can not experience for themselves!

Posted by Shari Williams June 16, 09 10:49 PM
1023.

The heavens declare the glory of God...... We were created to create, sometimes we do better than others.
If we don't see God, we aren't paying attention.

Posted by Peter Hale June 17, 09 12:01 AM
1024.

Seeing these pictures are amazing what one can just accomplish with a vision
and a dream or a idea is just unlimited.To all NASA working for the dream of
the unknow ,we are proud of your commitment to pursue the outerspace of its
founding.Truly amazing.

Posted by George Pelaez June 17, 09 09:15 AM
1025.

Rock and Rocket Us Up
As a young girl growing up in Cambridge MA, I would star gaze over the horizon of the Charles River looking up from the patio my father built by hand. I would sometimes identify the constellations for my younger siblings. They sat on either ends of a board I would pass through the seat of the rocking chair, allowing me to rock and rocket us up as we pretended we were among the stars. The loftiness of the space traveled by the stars held me in awe as I attempted to teach them the little I knew about the movements of stars and planets. It was a magical time and I wondered what it would be like to ride the tails of shooting stars we often witnessed. Now every time I witness new discoveries, the pictures from impressive distances, I again am a child in awe, for as space observers we are still in our infancy of observation and discovery. Thank you to the space travelers and those dedicated to bringing the adventure to us.

Posted by Corrinne Breedy Ericsson June 17, 09 10:24 AM
1026.

AMAZING GRACE. GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST OF HEAVENS. GRACE AND PEACE BY

Posted by Anonymous June 17, 09 01:23 PM
1027.

Fantastic Photos recently Visited Johnson space center one word ( AWESOME)

Posted by Robert Manning June 17, 09 05:05 PM
1028.

Aspire to inspire before we expire!!! As a teacher who likes, no, needs, to inspire his students to love science, these photos do a lot to help. We have evolved over the millions of years---first, we found fire lurking after a thunderstorm in the dry grass after lightning ignited the organic material. Today, we observe fire generated by human inventions that take us to the moon and the Hubble. We humans are capable of so much---why then, can't we find peace among diversity?

Posted by Al Frisby June 17, 09 05:40 PM
1029.

absolutely amazing!!!! makes me wish that i could have been an astronaut and be able to see our earth from space. just incredible pictures!!!

Posted by linda piteo June 17, 09 05:42 PM
1030.

Amazing, loved viewing all the pictures and reading the captions. Just amazing.

Posted by lola nichols June 17, 09 10:05 PM
1031.

i¨m from mexico and its wonderful can see your land from the space

Posted by Anonymous June 18, 09 12:00 AM
1032.

The best use of taxpayers dollars ever!!!

Posted by Bev Sisson June 18, 09 09:01 AM
1033.

Too bad about the installation of a flawed SI CDH box that is now causing major problems (6/15/2009 first failure). Many employees who have been over worked for the mission and SMOV are now being asked to give even more. Management was told that the SI CDH had unresolved / unqualified errors and management decided to move forward and not take the extra time to investigate issues during testing. They will call it a glitch in a press release. Ask how many changes to software, procedures & how many meetings, hours this is now taking. Management is scrambling to CYA and the poor engineers - if they only would have been given the time to work the CDH issues on the ground... How many hundred of millions in new equipment is impacted by this call on flying a flawed SI CDH?

Posted by Hubblewife June 18, 09 10:26 AM
1034.

Wonderful, indescribable photos...as a tax payer I would rather put my money into this program rather than those unjustifiable government programs. Moved on America we are here to support you!!!! Let's keep America's spirit flying all the way.
Yes, God Bless America!!!

Posted by nchandorf June 18, 09 10:41 AM
1035.

Lots of science made this possible, especially mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, engineering, etc. It makes you appreciate what a wonderful country we live in!

Posted by Hyman Yee June 18, 09 11:46 AM
1036.

I helped build this telescope at Lockheed for 8 years installed a lot parts
in it this was the best thing I had ever done in my life and very proud of it

Posted by Tony Gallien June 18, 09 11:55 AM
1037.

wow

Posted by Anonymous June 18, 09 12:21 PM
1038.

Pictures are terrific . Had a chance to handle the tool used on the mission at a recent VFW meeting When one of our members brought them in. What a thrill.

Posted by Burnell.J. Wollar June 18, 09 03:10 PM
1039.

Very nice site!

Posted by John1032 June 18, 09 04:54 PM
1040.

This 82 year old feels that she has just had a breath-taking tour--thank you.

Posted by Phyllis Phillips June 18, 09 06:28 PM
1041.

I envy the guy's on the space mission. I believe this is the most exciting
event anyone can be involved in. Keep up the good work all you space
engineer's and all the people involved.
Emanuel Kinderknecht

Posted by Emanuel F. Kinderknecht June 18, 09 07:43 PM
1042.

Wow what a breath taking event. thanks for the pictures.
Hattie Stein

Posted by Anonymous June 18, 09 09:12 PM
1043.

Into the depths of the Universe we gaze with wonder, we the puny inhabitants of the beautiful blue planet. Let us do this in the name of all humanity and for the sake of all of creation, wherever it may reside. We may be short-lived and seemingly insignificant to some, but together our dreams reach across the galaxies of all the cosmos and from generation to generation. We see beyond the stars into a vastness that fills our souls with amazement. Let there be peace among us, for there are such more important things for us to do. We have worlds to explore, after all, within our hearts and into the purity of space. Let us learn, and on this quest, dear God, let us find ourselves.

Posted by Steve Robinson June 18, 09 11:45 PM
1044.

For a man that has just turned 80 four days ago these pictures look like something out of a Flash Gordon comic book but much more beautiful. In my science class we were told they could never go to the moon,it would take two life times. My mother-in-law was a first cousin to Wilber and Orvil Wright. She made a trip to Atlanta on a jet. She said she looked around the aircraft an said her cousins could never imagine 280 people flying to Atlanta. She would be 124 now but lived to be 99. She would have enjoyed these photos almost as much as I have.

Posted by Ernie Dunn June 19, 09 10:25 AM
1045.

This is so awesome; I can't believe that we can do so much in outer space.

Posted by Janet Nelson June 19, 09 02:52 PM
1046.

having watched the first landing on the moon, totally absorbed in the technology involved. The sheer excitement and admiration of 40 years exponential knowledge leaves me in awe. Thank you N.A.S.A.

Posted by colin john June 19, 09 03:08 PM
1047.

Awesome pictures! Great Work!!

Posted by Elaine June 19, 09 03:26 PM
1048.

AWESOME! We have come a long way. I helped build some of the first cameras that were on the Space Shuttle.....pictures were Black & White......great memories!

Posted by Mare June 19, 09 04:03 PM
1049.

To the people that think this is a waste of money,
You are very uninformed as to the advances in scientific research, most notably research involving micro-organism's, the weather patterns of the earth, and uncovering the secrets of the universe that these mission's and the Hubble telescope provide. I feel very sad that you rather build a road, then quantify the knowledge of the infinite universe that gave you life.

Posted by Chris Davidson June 19, 09 08:20 PM
1050.

867, et. al., are just incredibly short sighted. All those dollars spend on the space program!! Where do you think that money went? It went to American businesses employing American workers, paying American income taxes. Do you think they just burned the money in a bonfire? Pay attention.

Posted by Tom Skinner June 19, 09 09:53 PM
1051.

I work with our allies in one of our military aircraft programs and we recently visited Cape Canaveral. Though the experience reinforced my pride as an American, I was humbled by my foreign friends amazement and gratitude for accomplishments that can only be achieved in a free society such as ours...and the USA is unique in all the world in this respect. Appreciate these accomplishments for what they are and don't disparage them with diatribes extolling "...what could have been done with the money." God bless everyone. Especially the athiests who need it the most.

Posted by Bruce Renaux June 20, 09 08:14 AM
1052.

I am torn, the beautiful sites and wisdom that goes into these launches is incredible! However there is so much poverty and dismay in our own country that needs immediate attention. can't we delay the launches until we get people back into their homes, get the homeless into shelters and just wait until things calm down here ON EARTH?

Posted by Rene June 20, 09 11:37 AM
1053.

Amazing, unbelievably. Again and again I look at them. Wonderful photos. Thanks to my cousin who sent them to me.

Posted by Beatrice, The Netherlands June 20, 09 04:17 PM
1054.

Makes me proud to be an American

Posted by Ron Sellar June 20, 09 11:54 PM
1055.

My late husband, Charles F. Courtemanche, employed by Northrop
Corporation for over thirty years, participated in the infancy of America's
space program. In looking back, I clearly remember his pride and
emotion in watching Northrop's big, orange, parachute deploy for the
first successful space capsule splashdown.
I can't help but wonder what he would have thought of these amazing
pictures.
I'm proud of the work he did and I'm proud of America.

Posted by Elena Courtemanche-Kern Hemet, CA June 21, 09 09:48 AM
1056.

The illustrations by my late friend Chesley Bonestell in the books on space travel written by Werner VonBraun and Willey Ley turned me on to science and astronomy as a child. Then the Earthrise photo given to me by Jim Lovell showed me how exciting such travel could be, and now these photos give me hope that I will live to see our brave explorers reach Mars....thanks for sharing and good luck to the men and women of NASA.

Posted by Bob Ballou June 21, 09 03:39 PM
1057.

All I can say is Wow. These pictures are amazing.

Posted by Cathy Fazekas, Berea, OH June 21, 09 09:58 PM
1058.

These are the first close up pictures I have seen of all this. So much of the material looks like candy wrappers - how sweet it is!!!!
I think it was in 1955 when I attended a lecture by one of the top scientists from one of the Dakotas saying how it would be impossible in our lifetime to have anybody or anything reach the moon - and certainly not a planet!!!! I have often thought how wrong "expert" predictions were/are.
What an interesting universe we live in.

Posted by Jean Zamboni June 21, 09 11:01 PM
1059.

As a Brit, I have to take my hat off to you guys for having the balls to persevere with these incredibly ambitious projects. It's something to be so proud of and full credit to you all!

Posted by Tim June 22, 09 06:41 AM
1060.

what a waste of money

Posted by wiiliams June 22, 09 07:25 AM
1061.

These are great pictures,only in America can we see the true things that happen. Im proud to be an American.

Posted by Anonymous June 22, 09 10:41 AM
1062.

Absolutely Awesome!

Posted by Louise Fulmer June 22, 09 09:16 PM
1063.

That's done only in GREAT USA

Posted by Dr. Nabil Milad GUIRGUIS June 23, 09 06:36 AM
1064.

I only wish my father were alive to have seen these pictures. He was a pioneer aviator and always envisioned space flight! Thanks NASA for sharing these with us

Posted by Ed Preston June 23, 09 11:13 AM
1065.

WONDERFUL, MARVELOUS, absolutely breathtaking. Thanks Much.

Posted by DONALD A. WISDOM June 23, 09 02:21 PM
1066.

I think it was said, "Man can only achive what the mind can concieve." The mind creates best when it is free. I think these pictures speaks volumes. As far as it being a waste of money, I am told it provides the best return on investment made by the government. The inovations, technoloigy, and discoveries as a result are priceless. Perhaps one day the space program will feed the world, cure the sick, prevent global warming, control our weather, ect. I think those critics of the program don't realize that they use the benfits of the space program every day. To them I say, "Get informed before you get critical."

Posted by Sam Johnson June 23, 09 03:28 PM
1067.

This response to the pictures of such a magnificent collection of space photos, is a marvelous treasure that contains a vivid aspect of the wonderful space work performed by our astronauts!!

Posted by Preston Brown June 23, 09 07:43 PM
1068.

If the people that wrote comments 867 and 967 would read their history they would realize the space program is the only government program that has paid for itself. Inventions like semiconductors for their iPods, teflon for a myriad of product from frying pans that are easiers to clean and lubricants to velcro for the needed products like Nike athletic shoes have come from the space program.

Posted by Joe June 23, 09 09:00 PM
1069.

I was able to visit NASA in Texas in the 1980's and am still in amazed at what we're achieving!!! These pictures are AWESOME! Space exploration must continue no matter what!!!

Posted by Deborah S. Rohssler June 23, 09 09:46 PM
1070.

I think it's awe inspiring. It makes me want to do the best that I can do in everything.
Those that think the space program is a waste of money must truly be lazy, ignorant and worthless people looking for a government handout.
I feel this nation will never again be as good as it was. Too many bad apples spoiling the bunch. And that is sad.

Posted by Dane June 23, 09 11:26 PM
1071.

I always wanted to be an astronaut (since 1957, I am now 68), but instead, became an accountant. I have never lost my love for maps and geography, so photographs from outer space have always fascinated me. These are among the most special space photos I have seen. My thanks to those who were responsible for making these available to us. I will be a proponent of space research until the day I die, which means because of our current fiscal mess, I probably won't see anything like this again. I will treasure these for the rest of my life.

Posted by Bill Hartman June 24, 09 11:08 AM
1072.

I am so proud to be an American, and live in a country with such knowledge.
I am so sorry we do not have a president with the same love.

Posted by Harvey Abbott June 24, 09 12:50 PM
1073.

LOOKING AT THIS ACHIEVEMENT I WONDER WHY WE HAVEN,T COLONIZED A SECTION OF THE MOON AS OF YET.WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR?I KNOW WE CAN DO IT . THE RUSSIANS ARE GOING TO BEAT US THEN WHAT. AMERICAN,S HAVE ALREADY SHARED TO MUCH VALUABLE TECNOLOGY WITH OUTSIDERS- YOU GOTTA LOVE OUR MEN+ WOMAN THEIR THE BEST THE HUMAN RACE HAS TO OFFER-TECNOLOGY PRODUCED BY OTHER COUNTRY,S WAS ORIGIONALLY STOLEN FROM USSSSS-------

Posted by THOMAS J SCORSONE June 24, 09 06:16 PM
1074.

The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God" Psalm 14:1

Posted by Mark Wuestenberg June 24, 09 11:56 PM
1075.

867. "I hate to be a spoil sport, but I think the space program is a waste of money. Too many people are going without other basics. What do we find in space? Space, Emptiness. A vacuum. We get some pretty photos of the Earth and solar system from a different point of view
If we really love America, I feel that we need to spend the billions on helping Americans - not on a select few, who go on a wildly expensive joy-ride to nowherePosted by Dan June 5, 09 08:38 PM " .
Ya DAN thats what some said about Christopher Columbus. Thank god ,buda,mohomed,the sun god, (or what ever floats ur boat) that some folks look ahead to make a better tomarrow for all.


Posted by Kelly June 25, 09 12:00 AM
1076.

My country 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing..............

Posted by spike June 25, 09 12:12 PM
1077.

It's nice to see these astronauts, but I think there is better thng to do than this.
1. Human can not live in space for a long period of time. Cause: Exposure to to Radiation - no material can completely stop it., Enough supply of oxygen. We don't belong there. Other planets are too far from earth. It's impossible to reach. Maybe it is better to create these fantasy with computer than real life
2. Why take the risk. It's dangerous. You have only one life to live. Want to be a hero. Need to solve our worldly problems first - food, housing, medical, & education.

Posted by richard June 25, 09 12:19 PM
1078.

amazing just amazing we can do all this but can't fix the budget or health care but we can sure bail out the banks and auto company's and have the taxpayer paying for it all.

Posted by hochie June 25, 09 12:40 PM
1079.

These pictures are amazing, I will show my children. I know they will be amazed.

Posted by liz June 25, 09 12:46 PM
1080.

Oh, 999 how blind you really are!!

Posted by Alice Hernandez June 25, 09 02:46 PM
1081.

Finally !! our tax dollars doing something I truly believe in.

Posted by E. D. MOYA June 25, 09 10:13 PM
1082.

The difference you all are noting, is the difference between a dedicated group of people and politicians. Politicians are about power and not the people whom elected them. The wonderful people in space exploration and beyond are about the unknown, and the advances exploration provide the human being...GOD bless them and may the politicians whither away, or at least be voted out of office.

Posted by Jim Etter June 26, 09 10:14 AM
1083.

God bless the United States of America.

Posted by Bill Harkins June 26, 09 10:59 AM
1084.

These wonderful pictures make me more proud than ever to be an American.
TO GOD BE THE GLORY

Posted by Dorothy Hosack Leishman June 26, 09 03:07 PM
1085.

FANTASTIC FOTOS FROM AFAR---GREAT WORK BY GREAT PEOPLE

Posted by JOHN D ROBERTSON June 26, 09 04:11 PM
1086.

Great photos. Awesome!

I sincerely believe by 2100 we'll have colonies on the moon.

Posted by Lenny June 26, 09 05:07 PM
1087.

As I write this, I remind myself that it is accomplishments such as this that make it possible for me to offer my congratulations to the dedicated individuals who have achieved so much! Without the benefits to humankind that result from science such as this, our lives would indeed be primitive.

Posted by Bill Heilman June 27, 09 02:17 PM
1088.

From the Flight Ops Team at GSFC to the multitude of talented people that made all of this happen; "Thank You!

Posted by Kurt June 28, 09 02:00 AM
1089.

OFF WE GO INTO THE WILD, BLUE, YONDER, TO BE SURE. FANTASTIC ADVENTURES INTO THE FUTURE. JOB WELL DONE. KUDOS TO ALL!!!!

Posted by A. REYNOLDS June 28, 09 11:47 AM
1090.

Those were absolutely fantastic photo's it looks beautiful out there.

Posted by B.Stepowanyj June 28, 09 07:19 PM
1091.


AWESOME!

Posted by Patricia King June 28, 09 09:32 PM
1092.

No God in all of this?? Wake up!! Who created all the materials before they became a spaceship? Who created the beautiful universe, the stars, the sun, the moon that the astronots look upon certainly man cannot take credit for that!!!

Posted by Jennie June 29, 09 12:11 PM
1093.

shut up with the stupid religious banter on the comments here.... there will be no god blessing america or any such nonsense as that and there ought not be responses claiming that these images prove that there is no god either. the late great george carlin had it right when he said that saying "god bless america" is one of the dumbest things you can possibly utter. god bless america? is that a question? is it a demand? why should god bless america and no other country on earth? are we really that special of a place that god should only bless this one and only country? how about saying something like god bless every person from every country, rich and poor on earth. doesn't that seem a bit more appropriate?

Posted by nicholas June 29, 09 02:09 PM
1094.

The old saying "there is one in every crowd" should say "more rhan one".Some of this crowd say there is no God because they can not explain all the wonderful things that man has been able to do. That's the very reason to believe there is some higher power guiding us in the things that we acmplish

Posted by Frank Grogan Jr. June 30, 09 12:02 AM
1095.

God Bless Canada...and the men and women who invented the CANADA ARM. Without it many of the missions wouldn't be successful!!!

Posted by Beth Wilson June 30, 09 03:59 PM
1096.

Truly magnificent photographs of an epic adventure. These astronauts and support personel will be remembered in years to come as pioneers of mankind's future beyond earth in years to come. America.....WE SALUTE YOU!

Posted by Rick Cooke June 30, 09 05:18 PM
1097.

If you have the chance to see one of the 8 launches left, it will be something you will never forget. We must continue human space flight after the shuttle program has finished. I've worked with the people who handle the day to day operations at KSC and wouldn't want to be at any other place. Never did I think I'd being in the space program.

Posted by Charlie Conklin June 30, 09 06:14 PM
1098.

Truely one of mankinds great accomplishments. Just goes to show what we can do if we want to.

Posted by Jim Knight July 1, 09 12:31 AM
1099.

"God bless America" is a plea (or prayer) for God's help in keeping America strong and pure, and beautiful. It does not ask for exclusive favor, it only recognizes that man, with the help of God, can eventually have peace for all mankind. It is not our National Anthem, but if you stand while singing "God Bless America", you will feel a surge of patriotism, ( it is a very good feeling!)

Posted by Octogenerian July 1, 09 10:12 AM
1100.

wooooooooooooooah

Posted by nick July 1, 09 10:19 AM
1101.

I think that it is just wonderful what the experts have done with the space Missions. I was in Texas and seen the space cap that was in the space center and one of NASA Workers was a nephew of my Uncles . We were on a trip and beleive me it was one of the high lights of the trip.

Posted by David D. Smith July 1, 09 07:12 PM
1102.

Gorgeous photos - Something to be so proud of - a job well done
God Bless America

Posted by Patricia Hamilton July 1, 09 08:17 PM
1103.

WOOOW I WISH I WAS THEIR! ITS NO NEED TO PAY ME EITHER... I CAN JUST BE THEIR TO WASH DISHES OR WHAT EVERY I CAN HELP WITH!

Posted by RASH July 1, 09 11:12 PM
1104.

Beautiful pictures and a great accomplishment.

Posted by mikeZ July 2, 09 02:03 PM
1105.

What a great plesure to get to view these awesome pictures.

Posted by Pat Evans July 2, 09 07:54 PM
1106.

These pics almost blow my mind! I have wondered what it was like being on the space shuttle. These close-ups aree amazing.
Also, God's blessings upon Adrian Balboa for his reference on June 11 to the Bible passage about what magnificent treasures we will someday see in heaven. I think I would be able to experience the nearness to God bya being on the space shuttle. I envy the astronauts for their experience.

Posted by Rudy Tidwell July 3, 09 04:32 PM
1107.

Very nice site!

Posted by John1032 July 3, 09 07:56 PM
1108.

Most enjoyable!
Thanks for downloading this for all of us to see.
Give Glory to God in the Highest!

Posted by Vicki July 5, 09 01:40 AM
1109.

I would much rather see this space program go on despite political BS.For the US to share their abilities with other countrys and work together .Somewhere out there is beauty of life everlasting.Thanks NASA.

Posted by Leonard Willis July 5, 09 11:34 AM
1110.

Pictures like these allow those of us not fortunate enough to work in such a program the chance to see just how amazing a job everyone has done.
For those connected in some way to this program ( GREAT JOB ).
Too bad some of the comments have to include insults on both sides of the God issue.
Perhaps the evolution of the universe and man's own evolution are somehow connected? Was it a plan or circumstance ?
Maybe in a million years we will know. I for one have excepted that I will not be around to know.

Posted by Lew July 5, 09 06:54 PM
1111.

These are absolutely awesome! What a sight.

Posted by Lucy July 6, 09 10:23 AM
1112.

As an 85 year old, I have seen a world of many wondrous things both in growing up and three wars. To think that I watched "Buck Rogers in the 25th century" and fantasize about space travel, and here it is. Thank God who created us, and thank everyone who made it happen. Especially the brave souls who climb into the vehicles time and againDaniel Marvain

Posted by Daniel Marvain July 6, 09 10:57 AM
1113.

Absolutely fantastic photos.
Money better spent on our space explorations,
than all the government giveaway projects and
all the political pork barrels.

Posted by Serge English July 6, 09 02:48 PM
1114.

Growing up with the Space program in the 60's, I NEVER tire of this amazing stuff

Posted by Donna Farmer July 7, 09 11:44 AM
1115.

Fantastiche!!
Photo nr. 7 is the best.

Posted by Roberto Moretti July 7, 09 02:56 PM
1116.

Amazing!!

Posted by Mary Allen July 9, 09 09:43 AM
1117.

God created man and he has made it possible for man to travel the earth and space with knowledge that is greater than us............ always acknowlege him first.....for we can do all things through Christ that give us strenght... what a beautiful thing when we do...that is amazing.............

Posted by Carolyn Wright July 10, 09 04:57 AM
1118.

A world so beautiful. These pictures brought tears to my eyes. Magnificent!
Thanks to all who made this and other missions possilbe and thank
God for our beautiful world.

Posted by Betty Foster July 11, 09 12:13 PM
1119.

How great it is to see our tax dollars being used to advance our understanding of the universe. Compared to the billions spent on entitlement programs, this reaffirmation that there is a supreme being guiding this universe in all its precision is so reassuring. Seeing these views seems to counteract all of the efforts of the ACLU to deny the existence of God. Thank you.

Posted by Michael K. Rich, Ph.D. July 14, 09 09:45 AM
1120.

These pic. are soo cool. This program cost lots of money and will someday be gone. I would hope the goverment finally sees the light and keeps this and stops wasting money on mexicans, sending my tax dollars to every country who wont even try to make it on their own.

Posted by Richard Wiles July 14, 09 07:09 PM
1121.

Having been part of the US Navy recoverey force during the GEMINI series in the 60's (USS WASP) . I would say we have come a long way Baby !
Those who think Space program is a waste of $$$ Better check out our CONGRESS and SENATE ! That's were the REAL WASTE , FRAUD and INFIDELS are Located. ABOLISH THEM and we will have a ton of $$$$ for those less fortunate.

Posted by Chuck Yeager USMC- ret July 15, 09 07:59 PM
1122.

This is amazing!!! I wish I were there......... One day I will definitely feel the dream what I am seeing with open eyes today!
Anshuman

Posted by Anshuman Dubey July 16, 09 06:49 AM
1123.

Happy anniversary of the Apollo first moon landing! The pictures of the Shuttle mission to the Hubble Space telescope are awsome as are the pictures taken by Hubble. It has had its problems but has provided spectacular pictures of the universe at distances measured in millions and billions of light years. Imagine a Hubble ll, if it were possible in these trying times. I am proud to have worked on both the Apollo Command Module and the Space Shuttle hardware. I am sorry that the last few moon landing were cancelled and 2 1/2 or 3 years after the first landing, most of the people who worked on the project were laid off. After 40 years humans have not gone past the escape velocity of Earth again.

Posted by Norman Todd July 16, 09 08:46 PM
1124.

to all non-belivers, believe. to all who believe you're right but with out people to worship them, there would be no god(s). there is a fine line in all that we do. let us not worry about the economy. it will fix itself. let us put the right people in charge not because of what party they are in because of what principals they have. do not let these corrupt politicians stay in office. get rid of them and pick somebody with morals ethics and the compassion we all have to do the right thing. without these our beloved country will fall. (just ask the romans) This is our country not just thiers. this is not the place to be talking about this so enjoy the NASA and all thatthey do for us as a species

Posted by SFC bartow (usa ret) July 19, 09 08:28 PM
1125.

Seeing this pictures just makes you feel all humble inside, they are beautiful ones, and i want to thank everyone that has work on this, for with out them we wouldn't have those images. I showed them to my children and it brings tears to my eyes to see their little faces full of excitement and in aww, thank you NASA and all the hard workers in there, the austronauts for giving us a glimpse of the majestic beauty that outer space is, for this is the only way we will ever see it, Thank you.

Posted by Elizabeth Alvarado July 21, 09 05:31 PM
1126.

I'm with General Yeager on this one. Phenomenal accomplishment. Magnificent individuals performing critical tasks in unbelievable conditions. Our "politicians" should take note and start doing the "right thing" the selfless & good thing. Too bad we didn't stuff cheney,rove,rumsfeld,ashcroft,feith,perle,gonzalez,rice and that other guy (shrub?) into the "hold" and dump them w/the "waste" into outer-space. The world would be a cleaner place to live.

Posted by Michael Gould July 22, 09 07:42 AM
1127.

thank God the mission was a success I agree with Budd Aldron that we should endeaver to get to Mars There is possibility there rather than working for moon stations Wish I were younger so that I could share future trips But the crew and workers for space deserve prayers and thanks and they have mine Have followed the USAs work for 40 years and am secure in the knowledge that we have learned from our mistakes posted by Ria Di Maria

Posted by Rosa Ria DiMaria July 22, 09 01:20 PM
1128.

Where do we rank in education offered to the comman man? Education is empowering. Without that nobody could carry out any the countless tasks needed to achieve this. We as a nation are not paying enough into education. PLEASE REALIZE WE NEED EDUCATION AND MORE EDUCATION.

Posted by J CHEN July 23, 09 08:00 AM
1129.

Thanks to Dan who sent me the photos. I still marvel at what is accomplished by NASA and now all the other countrys that are involved in working in space. In 1965 my husband worked for Aerojet in Sacramento on the solid rocket fuel program. They sent us to Homestead, FL for almost a year while testing was going on. I got to see some of the tests and altho it was very exciting and interesting I really had no idea of what was to come in the space program. Of course, solid fuel testing was dropped and they finally went with liquid. It does not seem so long ago to me, and I'm now 66, that most of the space program was still an underdeveloped dream. I think it is wonderful but I am a bit saddened by the fact that this was the "final" mission to Hubble.

Posted by Sherry July 24, 09 04:38 PM
1130.

I enjoyed the photos of the Hubble and photos of the space ship. GREAT WORK....

Posted by jOHN sUMMERS July 26, 09 05:44 PM
1131.

You made me proud to be an American and proud of all of you who made all this happen.
Thank You,
Ron

Posted by Ron Klerk de Reus July 26, 09 10:20 PM
1132.

You just can't get any closer to God and be alive.

Posted by David July 27, 09 11:59 PM
1133.

Proud to be an American. Love the progress this program is doing for all American's. The inventions that this programs makes for all of us to use in our everyday life is tremendous.

Posted by Jan July 28, 09 12:37 AM
1134.

The pictures are real cool and proud that we made our effort in space and will continue to do so.

Posted by Marty July 28, 09 03:14 PM
1135.

This is utterly amazing that one can dock against a tiny object moving in orbit without numbing impact. And skeptics need to be reminded that all the money spent in this sort of endeavor remains here on earth in the form of jobs for all who build, sustain and operate these magnificent systems. The dollars are not wasted into empty space as some critics tend to believe.

Posted by Edward R Sharpe July 28, 09 08:45 PM
1136.

I am Glad we have Billions to spend on a space program, in the worse economy this country has seen in years. I cant afford health coverage and may loose my business soon. But I will know about a ever so important ice formation on Mars.

Posted by Raymond July 29, 09 07:41 AM
1137.

Hero's on the beaches of Normandy, Hero"s in space, do not forget that they lay their lives if it goes wrong, to achieve a mission.
65 years back to free Europe, and now to work and explore space.
A nobel cause.
As the german Otto Lillienthal said, his last words after he crashed with his glider a long time ago were ; opfer muss sein. or translated; If there has to be reached a goal, sometimes it is neccessary to give the highest offer for others so they can stand on the shoulders of giants to go on.

Posted by Louis Benoist July 29, 09 11:26 AM
1138.

I know no superlarives suficant to express my appreciation for the astranauts.

The pictures are absolutely amazing!

Posted by Anonymous July 29, 09 05:32 PM
1139.

The beauty and wonder God has created for us to explore is beyond measure. He gave us great minds to soar above our earthly boundaries and discover that we are truly just a tiny dot is HIS universe, but yet he loves and cares for us who believe. I would like to say a special THANK YOU to the true heroes, our astronauts, who put service above self for the betterment of mankind. Thank you for letting us see God's world though your eyes! There are no words great enough to describe the beauty of these photos. Thanks and May God Bless us all.

Posted by Lois Fletcher July 29, 09 11:23 PM
1140.

WOW These pictures are outstanding. Thank you.

Posted by Virginia Johnston July 30, 09 02:10 PM
1141.

Outstanding pictures, thanks to NASA for sharing

Posted by Bernardo Lopez Copenhagen DK July 31, 09 05:13 AM
1142.

IT WAS LIKE BEING THERE!!! HOW AMAZING!!!!

Posted by TERRI JOHNSON July 31, 09 09:47 AM
1143.

wow

Posted by Anonymous August 1, 09 02:24 PM
1144.

If man was not meant to explore we would still be sitting in a cave somewhere. Congratulations to all concerned at all levels from a man in Bullsbrook, Western Australia

Posted by Bruce Clough August 3, 09 04:14 AM
1145.

Absolutely beyond words. Just Amazing, breathtaking. Thanky you to all who have
made this and all other space programs possible. Thank you

Posted by Virginia Fay Ward of Ohio August 3, 09 08:56 PM
1146.

It must be so peaceful looking at the earth from up so high but I know that it can never compare to the peace that the God of heaven and my Savior gives to me. =]

Posted by Elizabeth Crist August 4, 09 11:43 PM
1147.

I work where we build the worlds best satalites as well as the best planes. It is so breath taking to see what is out there and to know that because of the men and women behind all the work that goes on at NASA and other places that it will only get better for all man kind.I am so proud to be an American even in these hard times and thankful to be here to see it all.

Posted by Darla Schultz August 5, 09 12:03 PM
1148.

Wonderful, this is what Progress is all about , Nice to see CANADA get a mention too !!!!!!! How many times has that Arm Acted Flawlessly ? , And Its Crew !
We are Proud of you Also , Keep it up in your own quiet way !

Posted by Mike White August 6, 09 06:52 AM
1149.

We suloud NOT let the Hubble fade into oblivion! This is one of the best, if not the best instruments that NASA has put into space. The photos that have been returned from her, have been priceless. Write to your senators & representatives and ask them not to scrap this wonderful instrument. Thank you...

Posted by Fred Patterson August 6, 09 10:51 AM
1150.

Wonderful photos, but why all these tedious, bigoted "God bless America/Canada" comments? Let me redress the balance: God bless (a) USSR, for starting the space race (b) Germany, for developing rocketry (c) France, for the gyroscope, altimeter and photography (d) Iran/Iraq for inventing cameras (e) England, for inventing(!) gravity (f) Italy, for telescopes (g) China, for actually being first with lots the preceding and much else besides. All very tongue -in-cheek I admit. My point is, this is about an achievement in science and engineering by mankind. So, "God bless Earth" if you must, but a little less of the flag-waving, please.

Posted by Trevor August 8, 09 08:27 AM
1151.

God created the heavens and the earth. Then he gave men and women curious minds to learn about those things around them. The citizens of this earth are collectively exploring the possibilities that await them, here on our own planet and those in outer space. Explore on great adventurers, bring us thrilling new solutions and expand our knowledge for the betterment of all.

Posted by Marji Powers Schneider August 8, 09 05:28 PM
1152.

Beautiful photo's. This program is worth every penny spent. The information we gain from these explorations is priceless. Don't stop now.

Posted by Darlene Wilburn August 9, 09 01:05 PM
1153.

What is all this going to profit the average American citizens ?? Could all this money be better used for the slumping economy we are now in ?? I don't think God meant for us to be on another planet. If He had, we would be there already..

Posted by bobby poss August 9, 09 05:40 PM
1154.

Fabulous photographs

Posted by merle levine August 10, 09 11:44 AM
1155.

all you people who say god bless america and I'm proud to be american have really got something wrong with you think of all the money we are wasting great pics but what about health insurance for everybody which is what they could do if it weren't for this space program you should be ashamed of yourselves calling yourself proud land of the free your not free might want to take a look around maybe read some books that give you a real understanding of how this country works.

Posted by John August 11, 09 12:35 AM
1156.

We have visited many NASA locations many times over the years.

THe last time was at the new Air & Space Museum in D.C. area with our grandson's. We hope by taking them to see such achevements they will be inspired to do great things someday.

We happen to be in Houston one day in 1982 when we heard a real loud sound - we looked up & there was 747 with the space shuttle on its back buzzingHouston NASA Center to say "thank you" for all the help to make the trip a sucess wow!!

Another time we were priviaged to be VIP's at a nightime launch in Florida. What that means we traveled out to the launch breifing area on a VIP bus with some of the teams members family & other VIP's.

W e first went to astrnonts breifing area to be breifed on the launch that was about to happen. Then we were taken out to the closest allowed area for VIP's to watch the night launch. We happen to have one of the contractors seated next to us & he explained how every launch had a fourty eight countdown - where every contractor had to sign off on their part of the equiement process - We remember the rockets starting & the ground shaking for what seemed forever & then all of a sudden the spaceship lifting off & going into the sky - Wow-Wow-Wow- this was one in a lifetime experiances.

What NASA & others have done to make this possible is increaduable. Maybe someday one of them will work hard to acheive something great - like cure the commen cold, cure cancer or be a great leader if we are not bankrupt by then.

Posted by Eugene August 11, 09 03:46 AM
1157.

I am awed by what our space folk have done and what they have shown us about our universe and ourselves. I pray that we all are humbled by what we learn and find ways to put all that learning to uses that benefit mankind.

Posted by Roy Bartoo August 11, 09 09:01 AM
1158.

Truly incredible pictures! Makes one proud to be an American.

Posted by Wayne Williamsons August 11, 09 09:47 AM
1159.

THIS IS EXELENT,I LOVE THE PHOTOS

Posted by BUTCH L August 13, 09 02:48 AM
1160.

Breathless and amazed. What a privilege it is to be an American I can think of several ways our government is waisting our money besides the Space program. Thanks for the opportunity of seeing these pictures and giving my oppinion. God bless the USA....

Posted by LUCY Lou August 13, 09 01:16 PM
1161.

These are thrilling! It's wonderful that there are cameras to take pictures of these events, and computers and technology to allow people all over the world to look at them on the Internet....it's all good! I'm vowing to not let anything or anyone take the goody away from all of it!

Posted by Arietta Kincaid August 15, 09 02:53 PM
1162.

I salute the brave men and women who carry out these breathtaking missions and tasks. They are indeed the 'Right Stuff'. Well done America.

Posted by Balmain JJ Straughan (Royal Air Force Retired) August 15, 09 04:45 PM
1163.

Not one dollar goes into space, it feeds families, fuels industry, give jobs to alot of people. As a result of those billions spent on the spece program thousands of people are prospering. As already stated, advances in medicine, and all the other sciences. Have advanced all of man kind.

You can stand there and say that the space program should not be funded, and shut down. Wow you are a real thinker. If you were running things. We all be on the dole. Relient on han d outs from the government. And I believe that god lives
and Jesus is my savior

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Posted by Art Thomas August 15, 09 10:23 PM
1164.

Excellent photography in these pics. I SALUTE the brave men and women who carry out these missions. My hat is off to you all. May God the Father hold each and ec=veryone of you in the palm of his protective hands.

Posted by Chet Crump August 17, 09 12:49 AM
1165.

i was so excited when they repaired the hubble and waiting very patiently to see what photos it will produce because of the work they performed and the new wide cameras etc.its bee since May and i see nothing,what a disappointment it is for me,iM 73 YRS OLD,,WE older citizens arenT GOING TO SEE THEbest of it all 10 yrs or more down the road,when I pass on,ill probably be floating on by it ,it wont matter then. whats up with new photos we heard its surpose to be taking? thank you for letting me comment.

Posted by Geraldine Lewis August 17, 09 09:02 PM
1166.

AS A 56 YR OLD MAN I HAVE BEEN WATCHING THIS ALL MY LIFE AI'M A CRANE OP. HAVE WORKED ALL OVER THE WORLD I KEEP WAIT FOR A CALL AS OF RIGHT NOW I'M NOT WORKING SO I CAN GO ON THE NEXT ONE JUST GIVE ME A CALL 214-554 2750 LIVE IN TEX SO WONT TAKE ME LONG TO GET THERE YA'LL HAVE A GOOD DAY; I THINK YA'LL WOULD ENJOY MY CO.I TELL A GOOD STORY AN HAVE A FEW,

Posted by B.G. BAKER August 18, 09 09:39 AM
1167.

thank you! I really liked this! Its amazing to find such a good comunity!

Posted by dymnamund August 19, 09 06:20 AM
1168.

The best of America!!

Posted by RICK JOHNSON August 19, 09 01:18 PM
1169.

I am saving this for my grand children until they reach the age when they will be able to appreciate the enormity of the mission.

Posted by Percy D'Souza August 20, 09 10:58 AM
1170.

GOD bless the U.S. of AMERICA Proud to be one

Posted by JianPaul Marchi August 23, 09 09:26 PM
1171.

These photos are absolutely gorgeous!!! Thank you NASA and all who have contributed to the U.S. space program +++++++!!!
From a retired Atlas D (SM-65D) ICBM Ground Guidance Officer.
Note that the Atlas D was retired 1 July 1964...

Posted by Don Banks, USAF Retired (1978) August 23, 09 09:30 PM
1172.

I think the hubbel project is one of the most important ones that we ever started and it will be a shame if it is not kept up. The world population is growing at an amasing rate if we don't figure out what to do about it space is our only hope.

Posted by Howard August 24, 09 09:31 AM
1173.

Stupendous, awe inspiring, Praise the Creator of our Universe, and for
allowing this to take place. Thank the Almighty God and his Son Jesus
Christ, for their watch care. What a wonderful time to be alive!!

Posted by Pappy Sayers August 26, 09 12:15 PM
1174.

if all these programmes are to promote world peace and not war with other nations, i am 100% for it! god bless all the adventurous people and help them to go further in their discoveries.

Posted by joe August 29, 09 02:48 AM
1175.

To all the boobs crying that the space program is a waste. I wonder how many said that when we were exploring the western United Staes.
We are slowly breeding our way away from the table. Where would you guys propose that we put folks when the planet is no longer able to sustain human existance.

Posted by Bruce Bluemel August 29, 09 05:24 PM
1176.

If you are the Darla I hope you are, please e-mail me imidiately !!! :-)

Svend Egenfeldt

Posted by svend Egenfeldt August 30, 09 03:24 AM
1177.

Response to Richard (1077): NASA's mission is to develop new technology and transfer to US industry in order to provide effective and affordable food, housing, medicine, and education. Breakthroughs in these areas come from pushing the limits of our current systems as one would have to in the human spaceflight environment. You don't get breakthroughs with new medicine's, building materials, microelectronics or learning systems sitting at home on the couch incrementally improving what you already are comfortable with. This is the kind of action that keeps the United States great, not giving away bailouts.

Posted by Michael Parker August 31, 09 02:14 PM
1178.

Really it's incredible!!!!!!!!What a spectalual view of the space and the hubble refurbishing mission!!Hates off to the STS-125 mission team.

Posted by Suresh Nagadevara September 2, 09 04:31 AM
1179.

woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow thats incredible now i need do it in spanish jajajajajajjajajajajajajajajajajajajaja

Posted by joaquin September 2, 09 07:52 PM
1180.

I had the rare privilege to perform engineering exploration on the transporter as it was loaded. We were looking for spurious noise in the communications area. That noise was going to cancel the first launch. One of the design engineers happened to mention to me that the platform would have been faster if his budget wasn't cut back and the had to use "second hand" St. Louis TROLLEY motors. Figure out the rest of the story. The trolley motors were causing the spurious noise.......After that who cared..the motors weren't going into orbit. Robert Britton, PhD a proud American! God Bless America !!!!!

Posted by Robert Britton, PhD September 5, 09 07:38 PM
1181.

Awe inspiring!

Posted by Peter Levy September 5, 09 10:14 PM
1182.

Breathtaking pictures. All of the troubles, pains, and pleasures that are encapsulated within the realm of Earth are abandoned once you enter space. Truly an amazing sensation to be peering down at it all. To think we are all living on a tiny part of the Universe suspended, with egos when in actuality our wars and petty squabbles mean nothing. I have found the meaning of life without being able to leave this planet physically. It is simply to be happy.

Posted by Irving September 9, 09 02:57 PM
1183.

God bless Bhutan.

Posted by Dan Dalton September 9, 09 04:33 PM
1184.

WOW

Posted by Monique VanDeSoaker September 9, 09 05:46 PM
1185.

How our government can even think of discontinuing space exploration while tossing trillions of dollars around like popcorn on foolish and unsuccessful enterprises is one of the great mysteries of life. I am so grateful to the men and women whose dedication and thought and research have resulted in magnificent accomplishments like this.

Congratulations!

Posted by Frank Grubbs September 11, 09 12:11 PM
1186.

I worked from 1961 to 1995 at or for NASAs' Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville Alabama. During this time I became a Registered Professional Engineer during the launch of the Saturn V that put the first men on the moon.
I still remember a story where Dr. Von Braun quoted an older adult Lady as saying "Why are we spending all this money going into outer space. We should just sit here on Earth and watch television, just as the good Lord intended." My last job was as a consultant to the UAB Medical Center where an experiment on the Shuttle was being developed to grow crystals in microgravity to develop medicines for AIDS, dibetes, cancer and other diseases. President Eisenhower started NASA as a peaceful way to advance technology rather than only during Wartime. The results have been fantastic. These pictures prove the point.

Posted by Ed Baker September 11, 09 01:32 PM
1187.

WOW just saw some of the new pictures that the new hubble sent back and the word is WOW

Posted by cedarman55 September 12, 09 04:55 PM
1188.

It sure makes me happy to be an AMERICAN.

Posted by Herm Chavez September 20, 09 08:21 PM
1189.

In ten days (on October 1, 2009) I will be 80 years old. At the present time I live in Lamar, Arkansas. From January 1968 to November 1984, I worked at NASA Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, Texas. I think that the most important thing that I did while I worked there was that I helped put the first man, Neil Armstrong, on the moon. I was a Procurement Officer and I ordered parts and equipment for the experiments and projects. It was a great place to work, and great people to work with. We completed some exciting projects.

Posted by Alma Collier September 21, 09 06:32 PM
1190.

I'm glad I can live at a time when these opportunities present themselves for us to learn from. The beauty of being a human being is the ability to create, inspire, and adapt. Be it the creation of the bible to the inspiration we get from Einstein or Sagan, and most certainly our ability to adapt to other worlds. Because while everyone here is fighting over why we are here, NASA and the rest of us will be moving on for the survival of our species. Survival of the fittest, and I see a lot of believers getting left behind. Oh well more room for us! Thanks NASA for absolutely everything you've given us, I have enough appreciation to outweigh anybody's "waste of money" skewed perspective, so keep it up!

Posted by Eric September 21, 09 08:38 PM
1191.

How amazing What God & Man also Woman Can do Wonderful job well done Beautifull Picture's How I would of liked to see it !

Posted by Marge Kossky September 22, 09 06:59 AM
1192.

An excellent example of combined American and Canadian ingenuity ! Not so much the fact that so much worthwhile is accomplished but that it is done in a manner that displays to all countries of the world just what God Bless America is all about .Kenny A Canada

Posted by ken Armstrong September 22, 09 08:01 PM
1193.

wow!!amazing!i wish someday i could be an astronaut too!!

Posted by nechaila dabasol September 24, 09 04:15 AM
1194.

this site is awesome i needed some for my report

Posted by tamika September 25, 09 12:31 PM
1195.

This is absolutely awesome. This is what the news media needs to capitalize on and show to the general public. We need to generate as much interest in the space program as possible. Never mind mans inhumanity to man. Show us positive photos such as these. God bless the men and women who undertake these missions, along with all the support personnel that make it happen. God Bless America.

Posted by Charlie Mussoline September 30, 09 10:57 AM
1196.

Sweet

Posted by Anonymous October 9, 09 06:17 PM
1197.

This was absolutely amazing! I think everyone needs to see positive news instead of all the horrible things that we see everyday. The Earth is absolutely beautiful from outer space. I think everyone should see this and realize that no matter what race, creed, or color we are....from up there...we are all one! Humans.

Posted by t b October 12, 09 09:59 PM
1198.

To see the stunning images provided by the refurbished Hubble go to this URL:

http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2009/25/video/a/

I highly recommend the videos at the bottom (with the cartoons of constellations). You zoom through the sky and gain some perspective on how small an area was observed to create the image.

Breathtaking!

Posted by HubbleFan October 14, 09 11:56 PM
1199.

Astounding , pictures with a thousand words.

Posted by Ady Lim October 20, 09 06:05 AM
1200.

Amazing job! thanks NASA

Posted by Jouni Koskelainen Finland November 13, 09 11:54 PM
1201.

Es fantástico el sueño de la humanidad, ojala el proyecto siga adelante
felicitaciones

Posted by Piero November 18, 09 09:12 AM
1202.

This is awsome. As an old 87 year old Petroleum Engr who flew in the
nose of a B 29 as a bombardier during WW II over Japan at 30,000 ft. We
thought we were high, but were just getting started. I remember those nights where we looked Heavenward and thought of our God and dir-
ector. I so much admire these men and women who readily put their
lives on the line as they head proudly into the Heavens. These clowns
in Congress nowdays have no inkling. Wishing you success in future
flights.

Posted by Harold G. Alford Magnolia, AR 71753 December 11, 09 10:09 PM
1203.

People say GOD is dead, All you have to do is JUST LOOK UP!!!...

Posted by Rod Wyatt December 19, 09 10:06 AM
1204.

In WWII I was with B-17's and B-29's in radar bombing and navigation. I saw then the advancing sciences that would be possible in the future. I have flollowed NASA and the advances in sciences or the "heavens" and wish to praise those responsible for the efforts they have brought to the world and for a display of these great photos of their progress. If we can get busy and elect a new congress this year, perhaps more Nasa work can be done and the contiued use of the only means of continuing work again into the history of man, God, and the universe.

Posted by Harley Hess January 16, 10 03:47 PM
1205.

awesome GOD BLESS THE USA!!!!!!

Posted by Lisa Tucker January 25, 10 11:56 PM
1206.

Why aren't there any stars in the Background

Posted by Lanciadr January 31, 10 12:21 AM
1207.

Wonderful pics

Posted by Anonymous March 14, 10 02:58 PM
1208.

Beautiful. It's absolutely amazing what the human species have accomplished.

Posted by saltnpeps March 15, 10 11:16 AM
1209.

i m bursted

Posted by Gautam March 31, 10 01:38 AM
1210.

wow

Posted by Anonymous April 2, 10 08:48 PM
1211.

that was awsome!

Posted by Ferret May 3, 10 02:09 PM
1212.

Przewozy osobowe do Holandii i Niemiec, tanio i szybko, busami Opel Vivaro

Posted by busy do Niemiec September 14, 10 05:04 AM
1213.

All greetings! I the first day at a forum. How are you?

Posted by atmorcejert September 26, 10 06:51 PM
1214.

Phantastic!!!

Posted by Anonymous October 14, 10 05:02 AM
1215.

I love you NASA...

Posted by Louis Wakley November 9, 10 10:34 AM
1216.

Great pity exudes from my being, knowing I will never be there, but to have lived through the age from Nazi rockets to the current date I am indeed satisfied, thank you astronauts everywhere.

Posted by john scott January 2, 11 12:34 AM
1217.

The pics are absolutely awesome - you've must see them to believe what you're looking at. I felt like I was part of the mission to repair the Hubble !!
Thanks for giving us a close-up of what actually happens in space.
JUST AMAZING !!

Posted by Joseph G. Reagan January 11, 11 08:44 PM
1218.

awesome pics, I am sooooooo jealous lol, it must be a real buzz and a little scarey to be up there, i'd love to be there (I think) lol. I have lot of respect for all Astronauts.

Posted by caroline bedford February 14, 11 10:24 AM
1219.

Nice photos I really enjoy looking at them.

Posted by Kardain reid February 19, 11 04:02 PM
1220.

Salutations à vous tous ,

Pour débuter , permettez-moi de vous montrer mon appréciation pour chacune des superbes infos que j'ai découvertes sur cet beau site web .

Je ne suis pas assuree d'être au bon endroit mais je n'en ai pas trouvé de meilleur.

Je proviens de Whitney, usa. J'ai 33 ans et j'éduque 4 agréables enfants qui sont tous âgés entre 9 et 14 ans (1 est adoptée ). J'adore beaucoup les animaux de compagnie et je tempte de leur garantir les concoctions qui leur rendent la vie plus agréable.

Je vous remercie à l'avance pour toutes les super débats dans le futur et je vous remercie surtout de votre compréhension pour mon français moins qu'idéal : ma langue maternelle est le vietnamien et je fais de mon mieux d'éviter les erreurs mais c'est très compliqué !

Bye

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