Three decades, the Hubble Space Telescope has furnished us with a flood of dazzling galactic pictures, changing our comprehension of the universe.
One week from now, the telescope will praise 30 years in space, denoting the commemoration of its noteworthy dispatch on April 24, 1990.
Ahead of time of the commemoration, Newsweek addressed previous NASA space explorer Mike Massimino, who has finished two space flights—the fourth and fifth Hubble adjusting missions in 2002 and 2009—onboard space transports Columbia and Atlantis individually.
Massimino holds a group record for the number of hours spacewalking in a solitary transport strategic is additionally the main individual to tweet from space. The following is an altered adaptation of our discussion:
As a space traveler, what is the importance of the Hubble Telescope in your eyes?
I figure you can take a gander at it from three edges. One is the science return: I figure you can make a contention—and I’m one-sided—that it’s the best logical instrument at any point constructed. What it’s given us disclosure savvy, taking us puts that we can just dream about going, and furthermore indicating us the excellence of the universe. I believe it’s been a great science instrument drawing in stargazers as well as the overall population [who] can acknowledge Hubble by taking a gander at those pictures regardless of whether they have no information on cosmology.