UPDATE: The astronauts replied! You can read the answers to YOUR questions here.
Imagine walking on a high wire 350 miles above the earth. Well, in May 2009, the crew of the Space Shuttle Atlantis launched a mission to make vital repairs and upgrades to the Hubble Space Telescope, and it was basically the world’s most exciting and dangerous high wire act . . . in space. On board was an IMAX 3D camera, operated by the shuttle astronauts. It captured some amazing footage of the spacewalks while the astronauts made those repairs. Starting on March 19, you can see that footage in 3D in the new IMAX movie Hubble 3D (rated G). Even the astronauts say it’s the next best thing to actually being in space!
And here is something else really cool — the astronauts on board offered to answer YOUR questions. So if you have a question that you want answered by a real live astronaut, write it in the Comments! We will post the responses right here.
© 2010 Warner Bros. Courtesy of NASA, ESA, C.R. O’Dell (Vanderbilt University), M. Meixner and P. McCullough (STScI).
© 2010 Warner Bros. Courtesy of NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team.