Anniversary of Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Mission 2

Space Shuttle Mission STS-82, NASA’s second in a series of planned servicing missions to the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), launched February 11, 1997. The upgrades made on the mission greatly improved Hubble's productivity. The installation of new instruments extended Hubble's wavelength range into the near infrared for imaging and spectroscopy, providing new views of objects too distant for research by previous Hubble instruments. HST was launched on April 24, 1990 by the Space Shuttle Discovery on STS-31. This year, the venerable space-based observatory is celebrating 25 years of peering into the universe to help us unravel its mysteries.

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+2 1. thedogsniff commented 9 years ago

amazing we did all this before we had smartphones
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+3 2. appropri8 commented 9 years ago

Its crazy the technology used when we first went to space, The first spy satellites actually dropped film for the pictures with a parachute to earth, they were then caught mid air...nuts!

(I probably learned that fact from here!)