Hubble Archive - Pre-Launch

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This is a recorded interview from Voice of America. In this program, Dr. Fred Whipple discusses sending a telescope above the earth's atmosphere to transcend the atmosphere's obscuring of the view of space. He talks about plans for the Orbiting Astronomical Observatory (OAO,) which was a precursor to the Hubble Space Telescope.National Archive webpage: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/105636SVS webpage: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/13059National Archives Identifier: 105636Local Identifier: 306.10-23Creator: U.S. Information AgencyFrom: Record Group 306: Records of the U.S. Information Agency, 1900-2003This item was broadcast 07/10/1959Production Series: New Horizons in Science

This is a recorded interview from Voice of America. In this program, Dr. Fred Whipple discusses sending a telescope above the earth's atmosphere to transcend the atmosphere's obscuring of the view of space. He talks about plans for the Orbiting Astronomical Observatory (OAO,) which was a precursor to the Hubble Space Telescope.

National Archive webpage: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/105636

SVS webpage: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/13059

National Archives Identifier: 105636

Local Identifier: 306.10-23

Creator: U.S. Information Agency

From: Record Group 306: Records of the U.S. Information Agency, 1900-2003

This item was broadcast 07/10/1959

Production Series: New Horizons in Science

Discusses the history of telescopes, why we're putting one in space, the basics of astronomy, and how the [Hubble] Space Telescope will work.

Interviews with Dr. C. R. O'Dell, Space Telescope Project Scientist; Professor James Westphal, California Institute of Technology; Dr. Carl Sagan, Astronomer

National Archives webpage: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/77180613

National Archives Identifier: 77180613

Local Identifier: 517-BBG-29508

Creator: NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center

From: Record Group 517: Records of the Broadcasting Board of Governors

This item was produced in 1981

Production Series: NASA at Work. "Space Telescope and Spacelab"

News story, interview, and b-roll for the [Hubble] Space Telescope. Interview with Riccardo Giacconi, the first director of the Space Telescope Science Institute.

National Archives webpage: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/58585

National Archives Identifier: 58585

Local Identifier: 306-TVSF-4

Creator: International Communication Agency

From: Video Recordings from the "TV Satellite File" Program Series, Record Group 306: Records of the U.S. Information Agency

This item was produced in 1983

G89-002 Hubble BDM Production

April 10, 1989

Created by BDM International, Inc. for NASA Headquarters

Animation and Special Effects by BDM International, Inc.; Interface Video Systems, Inc.; and Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Original Music by Premier Recording/DCA Music, Inc.

"This Presentation is dedicated to all those who worked to create the Hubble Space Telescope, especially Dr. Lyman Spitzer."

08:39 - Space Telescope project engineer Jean Olivier

09:15 - Space Telescope principal investigator Professor James Westphal

13:24 - Space Telescope program scientist Dr. Ed Weiler

17:44 - Space Telescope scientist Dr. Margaret Burbidge

22:36 - Space Telescope scientist Dr. Brad Smith

Science World episode 167 from 1990

National Archives webpage: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/77179472

National Archives identifier: 77179472

Local Identifier: 517-BBG-37120

Creator: Broadcasting Board of Governors. International Broadcasting Bureau.

From: Record Group 517: Records of the Broadcasting Board of Governors

Episode 167 contains: Hubble Space Telescope, little known syndrome, and striper.



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