Imagine The Call-Out Charge For This Repairman

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After thirteen days in space, the crew of the Space Shuttle Atlantis successfully repaired the Hubble Space Telescope and ensured its usefulness for the next five years - and, in the process, made menial technical work look more exciting than usual. Here're some examples of spacesuits making everything look better.

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The images come from New Scientist's gallery of mission images. You can find more here.

[New Scientist]

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Menial technical work being jargon for "Repairs nobody thought possible ten years ago, and were never planned for in the design process." I just love the way everyone assumes that microgravity makes it easier to do things. Sheesh!