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Title: Hubble anniversary honors Shuttle's important legacy
Post by: Chris Bergin on 04/24/2015 12:31 pm
For STS-31's 25th Anniversary and the Shuttle's legacy.

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2015/04/hubble-anniversary-honors-shuttles-important-legacy/
Title: Re: Hubble anniversary honors Shuttle's important legacy
Post by: Rocket Science on 04/24/2015 12:45 pm
For STS-31's 25th Anniversary and the Shuttle's legacy.

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2015/04/hubble-anniversary-honors-shuttles-important-legacy/
Wonderful article Chris! :) Those 25 years went by so fast! I remember speaking with one of my astronomy professors before launch and him telling me how difficult it was to try to get observation time on Hubble.
Title: Re: Hubble anniversary honors Shuttle's important legacy
Post by: DaveS on 04/24/2015 01:14 pm
Archived C-SPAN 2 live coverage of the launch on April 24 1990. It starts during the T-20 minute BIH: http://www.c-span.org/video/?12786-1/discovery-shuttle-launch
Title: Re: Hubble anniversary honors Shuttle's important legacy
Post by: Ben Hawes on 04/24/2015 01:41 pm
I knew this site would do something about the Shuttles and not just Hubble and I wasn't disapointed. Super article!
Title: Re: Hubble anniversary honors Shuttle's important legacy
Post by: Chris Bergin on 04/24/2015 01:57 pm
Thanks!

And per Dave's upload, check out the great shuttle T-shirts/overalls on some of the Firing Room guys working that hold.
Title: Re: Hubble Anniversary Honours Shuttle's Important Legacy
Post by: Hog on 04/25/2015 12:06 am
Thanks:
-Space Transportation System (STS) and the Space Shuttle Program as a whole
-the Hubble Space Telescope and it's team
-NASA
-ESA
-and most importantly the Citizens of all the countries that were involved, without these people, these great projects would cease to exist!

And thanks to Chris Bergin and the crew for having the best Space Flight website on the interwebs, BY FAR!!!

Gathering light that is BILLIONS of years old: exploring Laws, Theories, Hypotheses, hunches and guesses that cause your brain to hurt.
It's amazing what we humans can achieve when we put our heads together.

HIP-HIP-HUZZAH!
HIP-HIP-HUZZAH!
HIP-HIP-HUZZAH!




In 1997 the Hubble Space Telescope's operating costs each American citizen less than $0.86.
Title: Re: Hubble anniversary honors Shuttle's important legacy
Post by: mtakala24 on 04/25/2015 12:47 am
In 1997 the Hubble Space Telescope's operating costs each American citizen less than $0.86.

That is a great metric. Makes one think of the cost. In both positive and negative.
Title: Re: Hubble anniversary honors Shuttle's important legacy
Post by: QuantumG on 04/25/2015 12:57 am
In 1997 the Hubble Space Telescope's operating costs each American citizen less than $0.86.

That is a great metric. Makes one think of the cost. In both positive and negative.

It's not. It's called sub-threshold reasoning. The idea that you can argue for the assignment of zero harm by invoking a lower threshold to an immoral act. The principle of divisibility says we must always assign the proper amount of harm to an immoral act, even if it appears minor, as harm is additive. While this particular government spending may seem minor and excusable, everyone can make the same argument for their hobby horse too.

Title: Re: Hubble anniversary honors Shuttle's important legacy
Post by: Rocket Science on 04/25/2015 01:11 am
In 1997 the Hubble Space Telescope's operating costs each American citizen less than $0.86.

That is a great metric. Makes one think of the cost. In both positive and negative.

It's not. It's called sub-threshold reasoning. The idea that you can argue for the assignment of zero harm by invoking a lower threshold to an immoral act. The principle of divisibility says we must always assign the proper amount of harm to an immoral act, even if it appears minor, as harm is additive. While this particular government spending may seem minor and excusable, everyone can make the same argument for their hobby horse too.
I'm really looking forward to hear the Webb hobby horse argument... ;D
Title: Re: Hubble anniversary honors Shuttle's important legacy
Post by: John44 on 04/25/2015 12:33 pm
Hubble Space Telescopes 25th Anniversary Tribute
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9385

“Hubble25” - A NASA Television Produced Documentary that tells the story of the Hubble Space Telescope
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9386

Hubble Space Telescope Resource Reel
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9381
Title: Re: Hubble anniversary honors Shuttle's important legacy
Post by: rayleighscatter on 04/25/2015 02:35 pm
NOVA on PBS also did a show on Hubble this week:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/space/invisible-universe.html
Title: Re: Hubble anniversary honors Shuttle's important legacy
Post by: catdlr on 05/26/2015 08:18 pm
ScienceCasts: Handprints on Hubble

Published on May 26, 2015
Visit http://science.nasa.gov/ for more.

As the Hubble Space Telescope celebrates its 25th anniversary, scientists are reflecting on the key role astronauts played in allowing the telescope to continue making great discoveries.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9fYj1YCGJ0