24, 11 a.m. PDT
Last Stop Before Space
first-ever live event inside the NASA clean room where
space hardware is being prepared for the Hubble Space
Telescope. We'll get dressed in "bunny suits" to explore
the room and show you the activities of engineers
and scientists getting ready for the next Hubble servicing
mission in November.
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manages a team at Goddard Space Flight Center that designs
tools for astronauts servicing the Hubble Space Telescope.
She has a background in mechanical engineering and spends
time training astronauts to use their specialized tools.
This involves diving with them in the Neutral Buoyancy Lab
at Johnson Space Center. Kathryn has also been developing
new lithium ion battery technology to be used in a power
ratchet tool that will be using during Hubble's third servicing
mission. Power Ratchet Tool for SM3B.
has been working with Space in Shuttle payloads for eight
years including Hubble Space Telescope servicing missions,
and John Glenn's mission. He is currently working the 4th
Hubble servicing mission scheduled for launch in November
2001. He works with a team of 81 people on the electrical,
mechanical, structural and thermal engineering designs for
Space Shuttle payloads.
is an instrument scientist at STScI. He helped design the
new camera, called Advanced Camera for Survey, that will
be installed during the next Servicing mission in November,