Season 37, Episode 3 Hubble's Amazing Rescue

First Aired: October 13, 2009

A chronicle of the May 2009 mission to address the Hubble Space Telescope's failing gyroscopes, low batteries and dead instruments. The documentary details the two-year preparation for the flight, as well as the 12-day mission itself, which included pulling the Hubble into the space shuttle's payload bay using a large robotic arm.

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  • Premise: PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a… (more)

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