Eye on the Universe

  • Patrick Moore


The Hubble Space Telescope is now 15 years old and working almost as well as ever. I say “almost” because there are some parts which need attention, and this would have been carried out by a servicing mission, but at the moment no manned flights have been authorised, mainly because of the risks involved. The Columbia tragedy, when the returning capsule broke-up on entering the atmosphere, is still fresh in everyone’s minds. The astronauts are all prepared to go up, and have said so, but of course the NASA authorities have the last word.


Hubble Space Telescope Terra Firma Service Mission Nuclear Submarine Manned Flight 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrick Moore
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  1. 1.FarthingsSelseyUK

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