The Hubble has taken thousands of inspiring images of the universe. Image Credit: NASAHubble's launch in 1990 marked the most significant advance in astronomy since Galileo's telescope! Its discoveries have resulted in advanced scientific questions and space exploration technological capabilities. Its four servicing missions have advanced Hubble's capabilities to peer into the universe. Learn more about Hubble's story here.
Over 3,000 people are currently involved in the servicing mission to Hubble. Image Credit: NASALearn about the broad diversity of talents, skills and people within the Hubble scientific and technical community. Visit the Hubble Careers area often to discover new career profiles, complementary audio and video clips, links to cool sites that host Hubble career activities, and updates on Hubble career resources, products and events.
Celebrate the mission to the Hubble Space Telescope. Image Credit: Kathy CordesInvestigate the wonders revealed by telescopes from Galileo's observations to Hubble's great discoveries. Come along as we await the release of Hubble's images after the installation of the new scientific instruments. These images will demonstrate the benefits of the newly installed instruments and of the extension of Hubble's life at least until 2013.
Astronauts John Grunsfeld (right) and Richard M. Linnehan are on a spacewalk near the Hubble Space Telescope during Hubble Servicing Mission 3B. Image Credit: NASASpacewalks or extravehicular activities, also known as EVAs, are crucial to the success of servicing the Hubble Space Telescope. Five EVAs will be conducted on consecutive days during the mission as the spacewalkers pair off into two teams. One team will conduct the first, third and fifth spacewalks, while the other team will conduct the second and fourth spacewalks. The spacewalks will vary in length, but they generally will be around seven hours each. Crew members will repair and upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope and extend its life at least until 2013.
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