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 Mar 8 - Flight Day 8 (EVA5) :: Parting Shots
Grunsfeld and Massimino enjoy their last moments walking in space. Carey and Linnehan joke with the folks back at home. Hubble anticipates its release.
 Mar 8 - Flight Day 8 (EVA5) :: Installing NCS Part 2 - the Radiator
The NCS radiator is about 10 feet tall and flat and adheres to the outside of Hubble on the Aft shroud. You can see the spacewakers pull it out of Columbia's bay and install it on Hubble's side. Afterwards Grunsfeld and Massimino connected the wiring with the NCC and Nicmos. Images roughly in chronological order.
 Mar 8 - Flight Day 8 (EVA5) :: Installing NCS Part 1 - the Cryo-Cooler
The crew's mission today is to revive the Near-Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) of the Hubble Space Telescope. The instrument has been inactive since 1999, when its coolant was exhausted.

Astronauts John Grunsfeld and Rick Linnehan will install the NICMOS Cooling System (NCS) which consists of two main components - the NICMOS Cryogenic Cooler (NCC) and the NCS radiator. Here the NCC is fitted inside of Hubble on the port side of its axial bay. Images roughly in chronological order.
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