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 Mar 3 - Flight Day 3 :: Retracting the Solar Arrays
Once Hubble was secured, the Solar Arrays were retracted one at a time. The arrays roll-up into their middle strut, ready to be removed the next day.
 Mar 3 - Flight Day 3 :: Grappling Hubble
Using Columbia's robotic arm, Astronaut Nancy Currie successfully grappled the Hubble Space Telescope at 4:31 a.m. EST Sunday. The two spacecraft were about 362 statute miles above the Pacific Ocean, southwest of the Mexican coast.
 Mar 3 - Flight Day 3 :: The Crew
The crew was awoken around 9 pm EST to he theme of "Mission Impossible". They prepared to make contact and secure Hubble in Columbia's Bay. More pictures of all the crew members coming soon.
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