Anyone following the Hubble repairs?

Anyone following the Hubble repairs?

PostBy: 009to090 On: Fri May 15, 2009 7:53 am

I've been watching the repairs, live, on the NASA channel all day yesterday and today. I keep thinking to myself: "I could do that !" :D

The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is a space telescope that was carried into orbit by the Space Shuttle Discovery in April 1990. It is named after the American astronomer Edwin Hubble. Although not the first space telescope, the Hubble is one of the largest and most versatile, and is well-known as both a vital research tool and a public relations boon for astronomy. The HST is a collaboration between NASA and the European Space Agency, and is one of NASA's Great Observatories, along with the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory, the Chandra X-ray Observatory, and the Spitzer Space Telescope.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hubble_Space_Telescope



Interesting pics.....
Amateur astronomer snaps space shuttle and telescope speeding across the sun.
At first glance it appears like a giant tennis ball with a speck of dirt.
But this extraordinary image, taken by an amateur astronomer, shows the Space Shuttle Atlantis and the Hubble Telescope passing in front of the sun.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ ... g-sun.html
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Re: Anyone following the Hubble repairs?

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Fri May 15, 2009 8:43 am

Spitzer Space Telescope

On first glance got a good laugh!
Eliot Spitzer! Telescope!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eliot_Spitzer

But then the coffee kicked in and....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyman_Spitzer

for further reading...
http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2009/may/HQ_09-099_Spitzer_Warms_Up.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spitzer_Space_Telescope
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