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Goodrich Welcomes Astronauts from Historic Hubble Servicing Mission

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Goodrich Welcomes Astronauts from Historic Hubble Servicing Mission

Goodrich Welcomes Astronauts from Historic Hubble Servicing Mission

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Goodrich Corporation’s (NYSE: GR) ISR Systems team welcomed crew members of the Space Shuttle Atlantis to their Danbury, Conn. facility this week to recognize the company’s contribution in providing a fine guidance sensor for the historic Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission that took place in May this year.

Goodrich staff and their immediate families met Atlantis astronauts Scott Altman and Andrew Feustel, both of whom were involved in the mission that carried the Goodrich sensor to the Hubble. “This was a great opportunity to help us understand the importance of this mission to extend the life of the Hubble Space Telescope, and the role it plays in the scientific exploration of our universe,” said Andreas Nonnenmacher, vice president and general manager, Goodrich ISR Systems in Danbury.

The fine guidance sensor is a critical component of the Hubble’s precise pointing control system, and is responsible for maintaining the stable pointing that produces the Hubble's outstanding pictures. It also aids in discovering and measuring the masses of planets in other solar systems as well as that of binary star systems, improving theories of star formation and evolution. The Goodrich team in Danbury has been involved in various aspects of the Hubble program since its inception, including providing the entire optical telescope assembly.

Goodrich Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a global supplier of systems and services to aerospace, defense and homeland security markets. With one of the most strategically diversified portfolios of products in the industry, Goodrich serves a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and service facilities. For more information visit http://www.goodrich.com.

Goodrich Corporation operates through its divisions and as a parent company for its subsidiaries, one or more of which may be referred to as "Goodrich Corporation" in this press release.

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