The Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2.Seeing the Hubble's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 last week is like visiting an old and venerable explorer just back from a long and exhausting expedition. The camera, which flew back from orbit this May in the payload of the Atlantis Shuttle, was sitting in a spacious, stark-white clean room on the campus of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Although it weighs 610 pounds—NASA writers often compare it to a baby grand piano—it was dwarfed by giant chunks of the space shuttle's payload, including the circular catching mechanism that grasped the telescope.
Pieces from Atlantis's payload that cradled new instruments and caught Hubble.
Hubble's assembly room, the biggest class-10 cleanroom in the world
A replica of Hubble's fuse box. It took astronauts twelve hours to change these fuses.
A Hubble tool - I wonder what this does?
This face plate fit over an especially intricate panel to catch loosened screws.