Space shuttle Atlantis lands in California

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., May 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. Space Shuttle Atlantis landed Sunday at Edwards Air Force Base in California, two days late due to inclement weather in Florida, NASA says.
Atlantis begins its 11-day Hubble mission

Atlantis begins its 11-day Hubble mission

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 11 (UPI) -- Space shuttle Atlantis lifted off Monday from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, en route to provide the final servicing of the Hubble Space Telescope.
Space shuttle to move to its launch pad

Space shuttle to move to its launch pad

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency is planning the first liftoff from the Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39A since it was damaged during a May launch.

Hubble telescope to star in IMAX film

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency is working with the IMAX Corp. and Warner Bros to return the IMAX 3-D camera to space.

Hubble astronauts begin training

GREENBELT, Md., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. astronauts selected for the next servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope are beginning their training this week.

NASA approves Hubble repair mission

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency announced approval Tuesday for a fifth repair trip to the Hubble Space Telescope to extend and improve its capabilities through 2013.

Video shows calm crew preparing to land

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Less than 10 minutes before their deaths, the astronauts aboard shuttle Columbia chatted breezily as they checked their spacesuits, put on their gloves and marveled at the flashes of light outside their windows as the spaceship encountered Earth's atmosph

Shuttle crew lands in Florida

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 12 (UPI) -- Space shuttle Columbia, seven astronauts and some old equipment from the Hubble Space Telescope returned to Earth early Tuesday, wrapping up NASA's first mission of the year.

Hubble repair squad packs for landing

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 11 (UPI) -- Leaving behind a rejuvenated space telescope, the shuttle Columbia crew packed up equipment and tested their spaceship's landing gear Monday in preparation for a pre-dawn landing Tuesday at the Kennedy Space Center.

Astronauts snare Hubble telescope

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 3 (UPI) -- After a two-day chase around the planet, the shuttle Columbia crew closed in on the Hubble Space Telescope Sunday, finally corralling the $2 billion observatory with a gentle clasp of a crane to settle it into place for five days of servicing.

Shuttle blasts off for Hubble telescope

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 1 (UPI) -- Shuttle Columbia soared off its seaside launch pad before dawn Friday to begin a two-day trip to the Hubble Space Telescope and the start of an 11-day mission t

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Scott Altman
WAX2002041701 - WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush meets with the crew of the Columbia Space Shuttle in the Oval Office on April 17, 2002. Completing a mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope in March, the crew shared stories and pictures with President Bush. Pictured with the President, from left to right, are Commander Scott Altman and his wife Jill Altman; Pilot Duane "Digger" Carey and his wife Cheryl Carey; and Mission Specialist Nancy Currie. rlw/White House/Paul Morse UPI

Captain Scott Douglas "Scooter" Altman, USN, (born 15 August 1959) is a NASA astronaut and veteran of three space shuttle missions. He is performing his fourth space shuttle mission on STS-125, the last servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope.

Commissioned as an Ensign in the United States Navy in August 1981, received his Navy wings of gold in February 1983. As a member of Fighter Squadron 51 at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Altman completed two deployments to the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean flying the F-14A Tomcat. In August 1987, he was selected for the Naval Postgraduate School-Test Pilot School Coop program and graduated with Test Pilot School Class 97 in June 1990 as a Distinguished Graduate. After graduation, he spent the next two years as a test pilot working on various F-14 projects. Altman then took the new F-14D on its first operational deployment with VF-31 Tomcatters where he served as maintenance officer and later operations officer. He was awarded the Navy Air Medal for his role as a strike leader flying over Southern Iraq in support of Operation Southern Watch. Shortly following his return from this six month deployment, he was selected for the astronaut program. He has logged over 4000 flight hours in more than 40 types of aircraft.

He also performed many of the aerial stunts in the movie Top Gun.

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