Gearing up for the 20th anniversary of the legendary space observatory, Dr. J takes a look at the story of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Born of an ambitious idea, it took decades for Hubble to become a reality. The project was complex and often faced huge setbacks but, ultimately, the powerful telescope took to the skies aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery on 24 April 1990.
Look back through the decades with this – the first of two special Hubble 20th anniversary Hubblecasts. And stay tuned for the next anniversary Hubblecast.
Download this episode from: http://www.spacetelescope.org/videos/html/hubblecast35a.html
Visual design & Editing: Martin Kornmesser
Animations: Martin Kornmesser
Web Technical Support: Lars Holm Nielsen & Raquel Yumi Shida
Written by: Colleen Sharkey
Narration: Gaitee Hussain
Music: movetwo & John Dyson from the CD Darklight
Select still images: NASA, ESA, NASA/JPL-Caltech and Hermann-Oberth-Raumfahrt-Museum e.V.
Select video footage: NASA
Directed by: Colleen Sharkey
Executive producer: Lars Lindberg Christensen
Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin