May 22, 2009 — Atlantis lifts off from Kennedy Space Center on the STS-125 mission to repair and upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope.
Primary Payload: Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Mission 4
Launch Date: May 11
Launch Time: 2:01 p.m. EDT
Launch Pad: 39A
Mission Duration: 13 days
Landing Date: May 24
Landing Time: 11:39 a.m. EDT
Landing Site: Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
Inclination/Altitude: 28.5 degrees/304 nautical miles