Once the Hubble Space Telescope was launched by Discovery, NASA and the world would soon realize a problem with Hubble's main mirror would delay the much anticipated high-resolution telescope images. It took three years to design a solution for the problem and to send a shuttle crew to repair the faulty mirror.
Interested in learning more about one of the largest space telescopes? Worcester Main Library has many government documents published by NASA on the telescope and much more.
Check out our reading list and browse the documents below for more information. Want to view the sky through the lens of a telescope? Place a hold on one of Worcester Public Library's telescopes here.
|Exploring the universe with the Hubble Space Telescope|
|Edwin P. Hubble - The namesake of our largest space telescope|
Space telescope program review :
hearing before the Subcommittee on Space Science and Applications of the
Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives,
Ninety-fifth Congress, second session,
July 13, 1978.
|Hubble: an overview of the space telescope|
|Hubble science year in review|
|Science with the Hubble Space Telescope-II|
|What a view: realizing a vision: first mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope|