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Well -- tricky repair work taking place high above the earth this morning about a -- there drinking your copyright they get.
I think -- has been tough not as -- -- these books.
There astronauts' folks and they are working on -- shuttle Atlantis.
On the second of five spacewalks.
To fix the Hubble telescope look at this.
It's still incredible view that we can -- pictures.
Today's work is considered the most important of all the repairs and Chris Gutierrez joins us live from the Johnson Space Center Houston.
Completed US all right Chris so.
You know as best you can -- not rocket scientists.
What the heck are these astronauts working -- today.
But we have for you this morning again is rare behind the scenes is look -- the the Johnson Space Center here in Houston this right here is the base of the Hubble telescope.
Normally it would be the length of a school bus it would reach all the way up to where that that yellow raptor is there.
But you can see just a little lower here that's actually the area where that new camera was that place just yesterday so this morning what they're gonna be doing is opening up all these latches to get.
Inside the barn -- right here because inside -- barn doors are gyroscopes right now there are three of the six gyroscopes that keep this thing pointed in the right direction while they're not working right now -- -- do that but they also have batteries that they need to replace remember these batteries were initially installed back in 19109.
Years ago so they have to do that as well against the that's why this is really important we are watching live pictures of the spacewalk and screenwriters Chris takes -- around the Johnson space -- -- Don't critics -- -- this important you know what is it that the Hubble telescope does.
That is so important that -- sent these these folks up there in outer space to fix this camera and make it work prop.
Well don't forget I mean this thing has been providing images since 1990 that we not only just dreamed about really I still wind it repairs and upgrades are done this go around we're hoping that will have about another five or ten years worth of images I remembered we didn't think the lifespan of the Hubble telescope of last this -- real quickly I want to talk about a -- they ran into yesterday and you can see the astronaut right here working on what.
Turned out to be a pretty stubborn little -- This is -- they are replacing that that camera a camera that as it's now ten times better than the one that was in there -- the 132 million dollars is the size of -- grand piano remember they've managed a little snag they had it.
Break out this little tool here and they took care -- that no problem.
I think that all about them on the important work that they're based -- could -- it.
Thank you Sonoma got to get up -- mess made us -- human space right.
He is essentially down 24 hours he's big hundred double up Kelly yeah I was maybe spacewalk here what are all -- -- -- -- -- -- and plead not only at -- wells on -- figures lie in bed at night it was gives Blackberry or just keep an intelligent -- back down here we are incredible.
I thank -- he and his wife must tell all climate.
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