Space Shuttle Atlantis STS-125 lifts off from launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center May 11, 2009.
Low-level winds rushing over the Cape Verde Islands off the coast of northwestern Africa created cloud vortex streets which share this scene with the top of the Hubble Space Telescope locked down in the cargo bay of the Earth-orbiting Space Shuttle Atlantis. Photo taken on May 15, 2009.
In this close-up scene featuring astronaut John Grunsfeld performing a spacewalk to work on the Hubble Space Telescope, the reflection in his helmet visor shows astronaut Andrew Feustel taking the photo as he is perched on the end of the Canadian-built remote manipulator system arm.
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