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Advanced Technology Large-Aperture Space Telescope

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Artist's concepts of two ATLAST designs
Left: 8-meter monolithic mirror telescope (credit: MSFC Advanced Concepts Office)
Right: 16-meter segmented mirror telescope (credit: Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems & NASA/STScI)
 

ATLAST Flies on STS-125!

The image of the ATLAST-16m (see above right) flew on the U.S. Space Shuttle, STS-125 in May 2009. This was the 5th and final servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope. Special thanks to astronaut John Grunsfeld for making this possible. The official certificate of authenticity is shown below.

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