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[10 May 2004]
Ranger featured on NPR's Morning Edition report "Robot to Hubble's Rescue."

[10 May 2004]
Ranger mentioned in "NASA Weighs Robotic Mission to Aid Hubble," a story in the Washington Post.

[5 May 2004]
First underwater motion of Ranger's right dexterous arm! Photos are online.

[3 May 2004]
Ranger mentioned in "NASA considers robot to save Hubble," a story on REDNOVA.

[3 May 2004]
Ranger mentioned in "NASA considers robot to save Hubble," a story on globeandmail.com.

[2 May 2004]
Ranger mentioned in "NASA robot worker may rescue Hubble telescope," a story in The Enquirer.

[2 May 2004]
Ranger mentioned in "NASA Considers Robot To Save Hubble," a story on Local6.com.

[2 May 2004]
Ranger mentioned in "Robot may repair Hubble telescope," a story on The Daily Oakland Press.

[2 May 2004]
Ranger mentioned in "Robot could be sent to fix Hubble," a story in The Charlotte Observer.

[2 May 2004]
Ranger mentioned in "Robot may save day for Hubble; Canadian-made robot being considered," a story on Canoe.

[May 2004]
Ranger mentioned in "Robot may save day for Hubble; NASA, National Academy of Sciences exploring options," a story on Foster's/Citizen Online.

[1 May 2004]
Ranger mentioned in "Robots to the rescue for the ailing Hubble?," a story in the Baltimore Sun.

[1 May 2004]
Ranger mentioned in "NASA Considers Robot to Save Hubble," a story by the Associated Press.

[29 Apr 2004]
Ranger mentioned in "Robots may add to Hubble’s life," a story on Newsday.com.

[28 Apr 2004]
Photos from leak test of Ranger's right dexterous arm.

[28 Apr 2004]
Ranger mentioned in "Hubble's robotic options more promising than expected," a story on USAToday.com.

[27 Apr 2004]
Ranger mentioned in "NASA: Robotic repair of Hubble 'promising'," a story on CNN.com.

[26 Apr 2004]
Ranger mentioned in "O'Keefe Says Robotic Options for Hubble More Promising than Thought," a story in Space News.

[26 Apr 2004]
Ranger mentioned in "NASA chief sees hope for robotic Hubble repair: Possibilities to extend telescope’s life look ‘more promising’," a story on MSNBC.com.

[24 Apr 2004]
Maryland Day photos.

[16 Apr 2004]
Ranger NBVII dive photos.

[15 Apr 2004]
Ranger mentioned in "Robotic Hubble Servicing Mission Plans Under Review," an article on space.com. There is also a nice photo online.

[14 Apr 2004]
Dual manipulator HST ECU changeout photos.

[Spring 2004]
Ranger dexterous manipulator featured in "Deep Sea Robotics Hold Clues for Space Travel," an article about the ASTEP project in the spring 2004 edition of the Engineering School's Engineering @ Maryland magazine.

[9 Apr 2004]
Dual manipulator HST ECU changeout photos.

[2 Apr 2004]
Dr. Dave Akin and members of the SSL present concepts and technologies for robotic servicing of HST at NASA/Goddard. The PowerPoint slides (28 Mb PPT) and a PDF copy (34 Mb PDF) of the presentation are online.

[26 Mar 2004]
Ranger mentioned in "Robots may come to Hubble's rescue," a story in the Denver Post.

[25-26 Mar 2004]
WHOI visits the SSL.

[25 Mar 2004]
Ranger mentioned in "NASA seeks robotic rescuers to give Hubble extra lease of life," an article in Nature.

[23 Mar 2004]
Dr. Dave Akin and the SSL submit a white paper in reponse to NASA's request for information on HST servicing (2.6 Mb PDF). There is a nice one-page summary (450 Kb PDF) of the mission concept.

[22-23 Jan 2004]
SSL ASTEP team visits WHOI

[Jan 2004]
SSL receives NASA ASTEP research grant

 

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