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    Atlantis' Hubble Crew Arrives at NASA's Kennedy Space Center for Launch

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    Space shuttle Atlantis' seven-member crew arrived at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla. on Friday, May 8, for its STS-125 mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope. /nThe crew members are Commander Scott Altman, Pilot Gregory C. Johnson and Mission Specialists John Grunsfeld, Mike Massimino, Megan McArthur, Andrew Feustel and Michael Good. /nAtlantis is scheduled to launch at 2:01 p.m. EDT on May 11. The 11-day mission will include five spacewalks to refurbish Hubble with state-of-the-art science instruments designed to improve the telescope's discovery capabilities by up to 70 times while extending its lifetime through at least 2014.