Hubble Lives On
Scientists are planning the last servicing mission to one of the most important space telescopes of all time.
By Susan Gaidos, 00:00 AM January 22, 2009
NASA has scheduled the last servicing mission for the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope. In May, astronauts will attempt to repair instruments in an effort to keep the space craft up and running until at least 2014.
It’s been a rocky past year for the Hubble Space Telescope.
The 24,500-pound spacecraft has been racing around Earth for 18 years. Over that time, it has collected a wealth of groundbreaking data. And it has revolutionized our understanding of space.
In recent months, how...
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