Launching the Hubble Telescope --The Untold History

What did it take to prepare the Hubble Telescope for launch? This course provides a first-hand account of the untold history of how NASA did exactly that. The Kennedy Space Center team worked tirelessly to plan, test and launch the telescope. Students will go behind the scenes with the NASA Payload Manager for this historic mission. We will discuss the challenges the team faced and how they developed unique, amazing, and sometimes humorous solutions to these problems. You will follow the telescope from California to KSC’s Vertical Processing Facility, and to the launch pad for countdown and liftoff. You will understand the creativity and expertise required to send payloads into space and appreciate what the KSC team did to get this amazing scientific instrument off the ground.

Registration deadline: Oct. 22


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