Servicing the Hubble Space Telescope

March 26, 2015 | 8:00pm
Presented Online | Museum in Washington, DC
Free, Tickets Required

6:45pm - PRE-LECTURE: View Hubble 3D in the Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater
7:30 pm - PRE-LECTURE: Meet the lecturer
8:00 pm - Lecture begins
9:00 pm - Stargazing in the Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory, weather permitting

The Hubble Space Telescope was launched in 1990 and was designed to be serviced by the Space Shuttle.  Michael J. Massimino, former NASA astronaut and professor of Professional Practice at Columbia University, will discuss the final Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Mission, which took place in May, 2009 from Space Shuttle Atlantis.  During that mission the crew upgraded the telescope through a series of five spacewalks, setting a record for spacewalking time on a single space shuttle mission.  The spacewalks included the first ever repair in place of Hubble science instruments.

Exploring Space lectures are suitable for ages 13 and up.   

The Exploring Space lectures are made possible by the generous support of Aerojet Rocketdyne and United Launch Alliance.

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