Happy 25th Hubble

Has almost every American item in space has been touched by Ohio hands? The Hubble Space Telescope, launched in 1990, has. Hubble has brought such great images as the Eagle Nebula, and has redefined our understanding of space and existence itself..

Credit: NASA, Jeff Hester, and Paul Scowen (Arizona State University)

Serviced 4 times over it’s life. The Telescope has undergone many changes. 2 of the missions contained Ohioans. First in 1997 aboard STS-82, Gregory J. Harbaugh (Cleveland) and the rest of the crew replaced and upgraded scientific instruments. On the final service mission, STS-125 , Michael T. Good (Parma) and his fellow Astronauts replaced the old camera with a higher definition Wide Field Camera, along with general maintenance and upgrades. This mission was documented in the Imax film Hubble.

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