Astronaut to discuss Hubble telescope at Ohio University

Astronaut Jeffrey Hoffman removes Wide Field and Planetary Camera 1 (WFPC 1) during change-out operations. (HubbleSite.org)
Astronaut Jeffrey Hoffman removes Wide Field and Planetary Camera 1 (WFPC 1) during change-out operations. (HubbleSite.org)

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — A NASA astronaut will be speaking at Ohio University about his experience as a repair man for the Hubble Space Telescope.

The Athens Messenger reports astronomer Jeff Hoffman will give a lecture Thursday night at Ohio University. The school is hosting this year’s International Space University’s Space Studies program with events throughout the summer.

Hoffman will talk about why the telescope was built in the first place, problems that occurred with the telescope and how it was repaired. He will also provide images and videos from the 1993 Hubble rescue mission.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope’s launch.

Hoffman is a professor of aerospace engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has worked as a professor with the International Space University since 1994.

 

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