RASC/SkyNews Video: 30 Years of the Hubble Space Telescope - Chris Gainor

30 Years of the Hubble Space Telescope

The Hubble Space Telescope has provided amazing images of the universe from its location in Earth orbit for three decades. With the help of space shuttle astronauts, Hubble overcame a major technical defect built into its main mirror, becoming a key tool in making discoveries that have fundamentally changed our view of the universe and transformed the way astronomy is done. RASC president Chris Gainor, who is writing the official NASA history of Hubble operations, told this amazing story 30 years to the day that the telescope was launched into space.

In his talk, Chris was joined by Ray Villard, the longtime Public Information Manager for the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore Maryland, who has told the story of HST since it was launched in 1990.