Hubble's legacy : reflections by those who dreamed it, built it, and observed the universe with it / edited by Roger D. Launius and David H. DeVorkin.

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Hubble's legacy : reflections by those who dreamed it, built it, and observed the universe with it / edited by Roger D. Launius and David H. DeVorkin.

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Description: 
xvi, 220 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Other Authors: 
Launius, Roger D., editor.
DeVorkin, David H., 1944- editor.
Format of Material: 
Books
Bib ID: 
142047
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Location: 
Stacks
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Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
The development and operation of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) have resulted in many rich legacies, most particularly in science and technology - but in culture as well. This book, which includes contributions from historians of science, key scientists and administrators, and one of the principal astronauts who led many of the servicing missions, is meant to capture the history of this iconic instrument.
Contents: 
Conceiving of the Hubble Space Telescope : personal reflections / Nancy Grace Roman --
Steps toward the Hubble Space Telescope / C. Robert O'Dell --
Building the Hubble Space Telescope as a serviceable national facility / Edward J. Weiler --
Constructing the wide field planetary camera 2 / John Trauger --
The corrective optics space telescope axial replacement (COSTAR) / Harold J. Reitsema --
Hubble : mission impossible / John M. Grunsfeld --
Recommissioning Hubble : refurbished and better than ever / Kenneth R. Sembach --
The secrets of Hubble's success / David S. Leckrone --
Creating Hubble's imagery / Zoltan Levay --
Displaying the beauty of the truth : Hubble images as art and science / Elizabeth A. Kessler.
ISBN: 
9781935623328 (print : alk. paper)
193562332X (print : alk. paper)
9781935623335 (online pdf)
1935623338 (online pdf)
Series: 
Smithsonian contribution to knowledge.
A Smithsonian contribution to knowledge