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Astronauts Celebrate Hubble Servicing Mission Live Shots

Hubble Captures Largest Deep View Of The Universe It’s Ever Assembled
Image Possible Thanks to Astronaut Upgrades Conducted A Decade Ago
Chat with NASA ASTRONAUTS Who Worked on the Telescope in Space!

When it launched in 1990, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope was only designed to last 15 years. Last month, the iconic telescope celebrated 29 years of science thanks in large part to the brave astronauts who upgraded it over five separate missions. It’s been 10 years this week since astronauts last visited Hubble, and the telescope continues to deliver breathtaking images and new science results. To date Hubble has taken more than 1.4 MILLION observations.....and counting.

Join NASA astronauts from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, May 17th , to hear their first-hand accounts about what is was like to work on Hubble in space, and to share with your viewers two breathtaking new images: a colorful new look at the Southern Crab Nebula, and Hubble’s largest portrait of the cosmos ever assembled from 16 years worth of observations by the telescope. The deep-sky mosaic provides a comprehensive history book of the universe from a region containing 265,000 galaxies that stretch back through 13.3 billion years of time to just 500 million years after the big bang.

For more information @NASAHubble and www.nasa.gov/hubble.

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HD Satellite Coordinates for G17-K18/Lower: Galaxy 17 Ku-band Xp 18 Slot Lower| 91.0 ° W Longitude | DL 12051.0 MHz | Vertical Polarity | QPSK/DVB-S | FEC 3/4 | SR 13.235 Mbps | DR 18.2954 MHz | HD 720p | Format MPEG2 | Chroma Level 4:2:0 | Audio Embedded

Interview Location is: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD

Astronauts available:
John Grunsfeld / NASA Astronaut
Gregory C. Johnson / NASA Astronaut
Megan McArthur / NASA Astronaut
Michael Good / NASA Astronaut

Questions? Contact Michelle Handleman, michelle.z.handleman@nasa.gov or 301-286-0918



Lead Producers:
Michelle Handleman (USRA)
Courtney A Lee (NASA/GSFC Higher Education)

Kaliah Hobbs (GSFC Interns)

Lead Editor:
Paul R. Morris (USRA)

Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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