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Hubble servicing crew set to return to Earth Friday

NASA flight directors will evaluate weather conditions at Kennedy Space Center before permitting Atlantis and its crew to land .
Provided by NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
Atlantis crew
The crew members for the STS-125 mission pose for the traditional in-flight portrait on the middeck of the Earth-orbiting Space Shuttle Atlantis.
NASA
May 21, 2009
The seven astronauts who upgraded NASA's Hubble Space Telescope are expected to return to Earth aboard space shuttle Atlantis Friday, May 22, after an 11-day mission. The two landing opportunities at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida are at 10 a.m. and 11:39 a.m. EDT.

NASA flight directors will evaluate weather conditions at Kennedy before permitting Atlantis and its crew to land. If weather prevents a return to Kennedy on Friday, the backup landing site at Edwards Air Force Base in California will be activated Saturday, May 23, for consideration.

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