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Happy 29th Birthday Hubble!

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#1 Ishtim

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 12:19 PM

29 years ago today the Hubble Space Telescope was lifted into space aboard the US Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-31). usa.gif 
 

Despite many significant hurdles and multiple servicing missions, I think it I safe to say that it has changed the way we look at astronomy. lol.gif 

Here's to another 10-20 years of amazement!!! flowerred.gif 
    

 


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#2 Astroman007

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 12:22 PM

Happy birthday, HST! Here's hoping for a decade more of work...or at least until the JWST is launched, so as not to leave us space telescope-less.



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Posted 24 April 2019 - 02:09 PM

lol. when is JWST due for launch? 2050?



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Posted 24 April 2019 - 02:17 PM

lol. when is JWST due for launch? 2050?

2017. smile.gif


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#5 Ishtim

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 07:47 PM

Last I heard was 2021, but the Lagrangian L2 orbit (1.5 million km away vs 570 km LOL) is not serviceable by people so it's kind of scary...


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#6 Mister T

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 05:23 AM

lol. when is JWST due for launch? 2050?

I believe the current projection is 6-12 years after Fusion reactors become practical.



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Posted 13 May 2019 - 08:54 PM

Yeah. People were saying the same about Hubble before its' launch. About 7 years late in launching and roughly 10x the original estimated cost. Who is complaining about it now? I rank it as one of the best public investments ever. 



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Posted 13 May 2019 - 09:02 PM

Has it really been that long?..

Dang, I'm getting old...:(

But the images I see from it never will! :)
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Posted 19 May 2019 - 07:22 PM

What an unbelievable run!




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