Hubble's 25th Anniversary Resource B-Roll Collection

  • Released Monday, April 20, 2015

Collection includes highlight reels from the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope on April 24, 1990, deployment and various b-roll of the servicing missions.

NASA HQ Resource Reel - 25th Anniversary of Hubble Space Telescope's Launch

00:51 - Upconverted 16mm film b-roll of the Hubble Space Telescope in cleanroom prior to launch of STS-31 in 1990

02:21 - Pre-launch b-roll of STS-125 astronauts conducting a training exercise in preparation for the mission at NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory near Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas

03:36 - B-roll of NASA's Space Telescope Operations Control Center (STOCC), at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

05:05 - Still image taken prior to Hubble's launch, shows engineers checking the quality of the telescope's main mirror

05:20 - Images of Galaxy M100 taken with the telescope's WFPC1 (before first servicing mission) and WFPC2 (after first servicing mission) that show the greatly improved image quality after the spherical aberration was corrected

05:47 - Various Hubble Space Telescope imagery - beauty shots animation; scientific animation; imagery of galaxies, stars, nebulae, etc.

16:11 - Highlights from STS-31, Hubble's launch on April 24, 1990

22:15 - Highlights from STS-61, Hubble Servicing Mission 1, December 1993

26:59 - Highlights from STS-82, Hubble Servicing Mission 2, February 1997

30:33 - Highlights from STS-103, Hubble Servicing Mission 3A, December 1999

32:24 - Highlights from STS-109, Hubble Servicing Mission 3B, March 2002

33:47 - Highlights from STS-125, Hubble Servicing Mission 4, May 2009

46:45 - Interview excerpts, Charles Bolden, NASA Administrator

49:18 - Interview excerpts, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

51:02 - Interview excerpts, Edward J. Wiler, former NASA Associate Administrator for Science Mission Directorate

53:09 - Interview excerpts, John M. Grunsfeld, NASA Associate Administrator for Science Mission Directorate

54:24 - Interview excerpts, F. Story Musgrave, STS-61 Payload Commander

56:02 - Interview excerpts, Michael J. Massimino, former NASA astronaut

57:48 - Interview excerpts, K. Megan McArther, NASA Astronaut

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This page was originally published on Monday, April 20, 2015.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:49 PM EDT.


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