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w/visuals Press Conference, Dana Weigel
February 15, 2002 Johnson Space Center
New Tools Developed for the SM3B mission
164 kb PFR Extendor (43 sec)
124 kb New Connector Tool (33 sec)
88 kb Manual Door Stay (24 sec)
116 kb EVA Handholds for PCU changeout (31 sec)
188 kb Bay 10 Thermal Cover (48 sec)
Press Conference, Crew members, February 15, 2002
417 kb Asked of Payload Commander / MS 1:: John Grunsfeld
Tell us a bit about your previous life as an astrophysicist and comment on what it feels like working on Hubble in outer space. (3 min 20 sec)
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168 kb Asked of Payload Commander / MS 1:: John Grunsfeld
Quickly are you going to be sending dispatches down once again and I am curious about what kinds of reactions you get by publishing in Sky and Telescope and the kinds of things people say in the amatuer astronomy community about all that. (1 min 21 sec)
340 kb Asked of John Grunsfeld and Rick Linnehan
Dana was ranking NICMOS work as the second in complexity or challenge from an EVA perspective, not a mission priority perspective, maybe for Rick since you will be doing that with John on the fifth EVA characterize the degree of difficulty snaking those tubes through there and doing all that work. (2 min 46 sec)
108 kb Asked of Payload Commander / MS 1:: John Grunsfeld
Your earlier comment about Rick inside Hubble with one door closed intriqued me. Has he given you any guarantees, money in the bank, or something like that to insure that you won't close the other door and leave him in there so you have to come back and pick him up at the next mission. (52 sec)
336 kb Asked of Mission Specialist 4: James Newman
It was said earlier that Hubble has a way of suprising you. What are the suprises you are referring to? In your conversations with the Hubble EVA community, if you will, what was some of the advice you got from say the STS-61 people and all the way down. (2 min 42 sec)
Asked by CNN
328 kb Asked of Mission Specialist 4 Richard Linnehan
You did a tremendous job on STS-79 and especially STS-97, but could you please explain to us what makes a veterinarian so important to this mission. How did you sell to NASA on taking you as a veterinarian as opposed to some other scientist? (2 min 39 sec) Asked by Daytona Beach News Journal
264 kb Answered by Mission Specialist 5: Michael Massimino
Any anecdotes that come to mind strike you? Anything interesting.
(2 min 8 sec)
344 kb Asked of Mission Specialist 2: Nancy Currie
Explain to us the changes in applications and control of the arm from the very original days a decade and half ago. How there have been many, many changes, improvements of the standard system that Sally Ride started with.
(2 min 47 sec) Asked by Time Magazine
344 kb Asked of Mission Commander: Scott Altman
Since this is the first shuttle going someplace other than the station in a couple of years, do you think that this is going to stand out to the public? Does that weigh in your mind at all? (35 sec) Asked by Florida Today
292 kb Answered by James Newman and John Grunsfeld
For any spacewalkers or a couple, you've described it as magical laying your hands on hubble. Is there an underlying tension about this given that it is an icon, it's priceless, is it a little daunting when you are working with such a one of a kind expensive piece of machinery. (2 min 22 sec) Asked by Associated Press
200 kb Asked of The Shuttle Crew
Hope you will forgive a really goofy question. How tall are you people and is height a requirement. (1 min 36 sec) Asked by The Baltimore Sun
Cleanroom Footage October 2, 2001, No Sound, Some clips not at actual speed
220 kb Astronaut fitting a blanket outside the cleanroom. (21 sec)
1.4 Mb Astronaut fitting a blanket outside the cleanroom. (83 sec) ACTUAL SPEED
192 kb Tour of the cleanroom toolbox. (15 sec)
116 kb Quick look at some guide sheets used in the cleanroom. (11 sec)
188 kb Cleanroom workers showing how a piece is put together. (16 sec)
188 kb Cleanroom worker making sure pieces fit. (17 sec)
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