Fixing the Hubble

The University of Texas at Dallas Astrophysics, Cosmology, and Relativity Group and the Physics Department Present:

Fixing the Hubble

April 6, 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Refreshments at 3:30 PM
Conference Center auditorium (CN1.112)

UTD is proud to announce the appearance on April 6 at 4pm of veteran astronaut Michael Massimino. He is famously associated with two crucial space walk repair missions to the Hubble telescope—Columbia in 2002 and finally Atlantis in 2009. The Hubble space telescope, weighing 25,000 pounds and orbiting the earth in a 350 mile orbit in crystal clear space, is well out of earth’s turbulent and distorting atmosphere. It is one of NASA’s crowning achievements, leading to an unprecedented photographic mapping of deep space. Problems including the 2003 Columbia disaster led to the cancellation of the project between 2003 and 2006, but incredible feats of repair finally restored the Hubble to its to its planned capacity—and much more. (For those who would like a preview, Mike will be interviewed by KERA’s Krys Boyd on “Think” (90.1) at 1pm that day.) Mike will discuss his experiences in space. Please join us for the exciting talk. There will be an autograph session afterwards.

For information on where to go and park, see the UTD website at http://www.utdallas.edu

For more about our speaker see: http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/massimin.html

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