Ahead of its Time: Hubble’s Control Center

  • Released Friday, February 12, 2021

Dedicated on February 14th, 1984, at NASA Goddard’s Space Flight Center, the STOCC, or the Space Telescope Operations Control Center, operates the Hubble Space Telescope on its important mission.

The Operations Team members at the STOCC continue to operate the telescope, capturing data and images of the cosmos for all of us to enjoy, allowing Hubble to continue its mission of unravelling the mysteries of the universe.

For more information, visit https://nasa.gov/hubble.

Music Credits:
"Heroes Welcome" by John K. Sands [BMI], Marc Ferrari [BMI], and Michael A Tremante [ASCAP] via Base Camp [BMI], Big Sands Music [ASCAP], and Universal Production Music.

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Release date

This page was originally published on Friday, February 12, 2021.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:44 PM EDT.


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