Button, Hubble Servicing Mission 2


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

This button is a souvenir of the second human mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), conducted aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery via STS-82 in 1997. The HST was designed to be serviced in orbit so that repairs and upgrades could be made, expanding the capacities of the instrument and extending its life.

In particular, the button called attention to the collaboration between NASA, the European Space Agency, universities, and industry required to perform this human servicing mission to the astronomical instrument.

Valerie Neal gave the button to the Museum in 2012.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

Gift of Valerie Neal.


  • Steel
  • Plastic
  • Ink


  • 3-D (Button): 5.6 × 1cm (2 3/16 × 3/8 in.)
  • Storage: 13 × 10.2 × 0.3cm (5 1/8 × 4 × 1/8 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America



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