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On May 11, 2009, the space shuttle Atlantis was launched from the Kennedy Space Center and docked with the Hubble Space Telescope 360 miles above the earth. During Servicing Mission 4 (SM4), astronauts installed new, cutting-edge scientific instruments and replaced gyroscopes, batteries, and other equipment. After a difficult but very successful upgrade of the telescope, the astronauts released Hubble on May 19. The Exploratorium Webcast team will bring you two live Webcasts (May 20 & May 23) about this arduous mission and the future of the telescope.

Project: Origins: Hubble | Browse All

Date: May 23, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:32:23
On May 11, 2009, the space shuttle Atlantis was launched from the Kennedy Space Center and docked with the Hubble Space Telescope 360 miles above the earth. During Servicing Mission 4 (SM4), astronauts installed new, cutting-edge scientific instruments and replaced gyroscopes, batteries, and other equipment. After a difficult but very successful upgrade of the telescope, the astronauts released Hubble on May 19. The Exploratorium Webcast team will bring you two live Webcasts (May 20 & May 23) about this arduous mission and the future of the telescope.

Project: Origins: Hubble | Browse All

Date: May 20, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:35:48
In an exclusive taped interview, Hubble payload commander and astronaut John Grunsfeld discusses how astronauts who'll be servicing a telescope in space train in a giant pool at the Johnson Space Center. We'll also show an interview with space engineer Amy Ross, filmed in the space suit laboratory at Johnson.

Project: Origins: Hubble | Browse All

Date: March 3, 2002
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:29:40
Fresh from the launch viewing area at Kennedy Space Center, Ron Hipschman shows images and recounts what itís like to watch at shuttle launch from three miles away. We also preview the mission and the tasks the astronauts will be doing during their five planned space walks.

Project: Origins: Hubble | Browse All

Date: March 2, 2002
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
0:54:27
The first-ever live event inside the NASA clean room, where space hardware is being prepared for the Hubble Space Telescope. We'll get dressed in "bunny suits" to explore the room and show you the activities of engineers and scientists getting ready for the next Hubble servicing mission in November.

Project: Origins: Hubble | Browse All

Date: April 23, 2001
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
0:38:20
Hubble's pictures have changed our understanding of the galaxy. Here we meet scientists who show us how their images have led to new discoveries, then check in on our own imaging project and track its progress.

Project: Origins: Hubble | Browse All

Date: April 21, 2001
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
0:54:09
How much time does an astronomer need to get that great picture? We'll talk with scientists about how they determine their experiments, and learn what it takes to make their case for a few minutes of the telescope's time.

Project: Origins: Hubble | Browse All

Date: April 20, 2001
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science