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Hubble's Legacy Reflections by Those Who Dreamed It, Built It, and Observed the Universe with It

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ISBN-10: 1935623745

ISBN-13: 9781935623748

Edition: 2015

Authors: Roger D. Launius, David H. Devorkin

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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. It is also the first telescope in space that has been utilized as effectively as if it were situated on a mountaintop here on earth, accessible for repair and improvement when needed. 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. The book covers three basic phases of HST's history and legacy: (1) conceiving and selling the idea of a…    
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
Publication date: 5/19/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 236
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English