Focus on Hubble
Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, this new film follows the NASA astronauts through the process of preparation, launch, and a series of spacewalk repairs as they save the Hubble Space Telescope from death by old age. It details the challenges and setbacks as well as combines IMAX technology and hubble imagery to take the viewer on a 3D trip through the cosmos.
Hubble is quite possibly the most successful NASA project ever envisioned. Steller observation from a manned space station is subject to the vibrations caused by living beings aboard. Earth-bound observatories are effected by weather, atmospheric distortion, and other environmental limitations.
Hubble can point at an area of space and gaze deep into space at an object for days with a number of scientific instruments that scientists can combine on the ground to study. The result is a wealth scientific data and astonishingly detailed photographs.
The refit did more than just fix its problems, it upgraded the instruments to make this great observatory even better.
- NASA Mission to Asteroid Gets Help from Hubble Space Telescope (spacefellowship.com)
- 18 Stunning Space Pictures Taken by the Hubble Space Telescope (techeblog.com)
- Hubble In Anaglyph Stereo 3D (science.slashdot.org)
- New Florida Holiday Attractions Blast Off at the Kennedy Space Center – Florida4Less (prweb.com)
- Rachel Hobson Wins Big in Hubble Contest (craftzine.com)
- Hubble Telescope Engineer Pulls Double Duty As Real-Life Knight (space.com)
- Hubble Probes Comet 103P/Hartley 2 in Preparation for DIXI/EPOXI Flyby (yubanet.com)
- Space Shuttle Commander, Spacewalker to Leave NASA (space.com)
- Hubble Probes Comet 103P/Hartley 2 in Preparation for DIXI flyby (spacefellowship.com)
- Weird Celestial Spiral Photo Explained (space.com)