Tuesday, January 8, 2008

NASA to repair Hubble Telescope in August

At the winter meeting of the American Astronomical Society NASA officials said the planned August 2008 shuttle mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope would include the installation of a pair of new scientific instruments, as well as an attempt to fix two older modules that produced important work before failing. The Atlantis shuttle will carry seven astronauts on an eleven day mission that will have the sole purpose of fixing and upgrading the telescope. Along with the new instruments, an assortment of gyroscopes, thermal blankets and batteries will be installed, aiming to extend the telescope's operating life until 2013. After this mission the Hubble Space Telescope will be able to continue in it's exploration of the known and unknown universe and add to its long list of achievements.

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1 comment:

Bob Johnson said...

Hubble is cool, done a lot for astronomy. when I got my first color printer, I was printing off tons of hubble images, still have the binders today.