More about the Exploratorium website: Origins: Hubble
Join the Exploratorium as we follow the continuing stories of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Originally part of the Origins project, the Exploratorium's webcast team has a long history of the covering the Hubble Space Telescope and the servicing missions. The Hubble Space Telescope launched in 1990, and in the 18 years since has given us amazing glances at the universe around us. It is one of NASA's longest and most successful missions, and continues to provide the world with incredible images of space.


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Origins: Hubble:  Wrap Up of Hubble Telescope SM4 (Webcast)
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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.

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Date: May 23, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: hubble space telescope, servicing mission, sm4, kennedy space center, space shuttle, photographs

Links: Hubble Website

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Origins: Hubble:  Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Mission 4 (Webcast)
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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.

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Date: May 20, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: hubble space telescope, servicing mission, sm4, kennedy space center, space shuttle, photographs

Links: Hubble Website

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Origins: Hubble:  The Very Latest from Hubble (Webcast)
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On the occasion of Hubble's 15th birthday we unveil two spectacular mosaic images from the telescope, discuss the amazing accomplishments of Hubble during the past 15 years, and look at some of the images from space.

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Date: April 26, 2005
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: hubble telescope, digital images, photography, planets, stars, galaxies, orbits, solar panels, atmosphere


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Origins: Hubble:  A New View of the Universe (Webcast)
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Join us as NASA releases the first images from the Hubble Telescope's new camera, NICMOS (the Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer). We'll discuss the significance and beauty of these pictures of our galaxy with the NICMOS' Lead Scientist, Keith Noll.

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Date: June 5, 2002
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: infrared spectra camera, infrared astronomy, spectrometer, optical astronomy, infrared telescopes, infrared analogy with pit viper snakes,


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Origins: Hubble:  Summing It Up (Webcast)
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Exploratorium staff Ron Hipschman and Robyn Higdon sum up the last five days of spacewalks, and show a couple of good-bye conferences with the shuttle astronauts.

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Date: March 9, 2002
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: designation sts-109 hubble space telescope service mission, solar arrays, acs, hubble ultra deep field, color filter space photography,


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Origins: Hubble:  A 'Fridge' for NICMOS (Webcast)
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The Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) will be brought back to life with the installation of the new experimental NICMOS cryo-cooler. The cryo-cooler updates the technology from that of an icebox to a modern refrigerator. We also talk to Keith Noll, head if the Hubble Heritage Project, which is responsible for bringing us those stunning pictures from deep space.

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Date: March 8, 2002
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: installing the cooling system for the infrared camera, wfpc, wide field and planetary camera, spectroscopy photographs,


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Origins: Hubble:  New Eyes for Hubble (Webcast)
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The Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) was successfully installed. In preparation for the installation of the NICMOS Cooling System tomorrow, the astronauts also installed the Electronics Support Module. We also talk with Massimo Stiavelli, a scientist at the Space Telescope Science Institute about his involvement with the ACS and the future Wide Field Planetary Camera 3 (WFPC3) scheduled to be installed during the next servicing mission in 2004.

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Date: March 7, 2002
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: designation sts-109 hubble space telescope service mission simulation, hubble camera replacement, cooling the infrared cameras, measuring luminosity of stars, wide field and planetary cameras, wfpc, ultrviolet camera


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Origins: Hubble:  It's All About Power and the ACS (Webcast)
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Learn about the successful replacement of the Power Control Unit (PCU) and listen as we talk with Mark Clampin, part of the team that developed the Advanced Camera for Surveys scheduled for installation tonight.

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Date: March 6, 2002
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: designation sts-109 hubble space telescope service mission, solar arrays, acs, hubble ultra deep field, color filter space photography,


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Origins: Hubble:  Hubble and the Next Gen Telescope (Webcast)
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We learn about Hubble's new solar arrays, and Dr. Bruce Margon talks about the future of Hubble and about the Next Generation Telescope, which will eventually replace Hubble.

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Date: March 5, 2002
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: designation sts-109 hubble space telescope service mission, location of hubble, solar wind damage, solar arrays, solar panels


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Origins: Hubble:  Preparing for Space (Webcast)
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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.

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Date: March 3, 2002
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: columbia shuttle launch, rockets, rocket booster, designation sts-109 hubble space telescope service mission, goddard space center, kennedy space center, john m. grunsfeld, nasa neutral buoyancy lab, spacewalks, spacesuits, infrared light, nicmos, , space gloves


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