Former Georgia Tech Faculty Heads To Space For Hubble Service

Former Georgia Tech Associate Professor Mike Massimino will be part of a seven-person crew set to perform maintenance and repairs to the Hubble Space Telescope. Massimino - who who previously made a Hubble service run in 2002 - and his fellow crew are scheduled to take flight on the space shuttle Atlantis on May 11 for what is touted as the last shuttle mission to the Hubble.

A member emeritus of the ISyE Advisory Board, Massimino has been using Twitter to post updates on his training and the Hubble mission. He aims to post at least a few updates during his excursion. He can be followed at Astro_Mike on Twitter.