From the October 2010 issue

How astronauts fixed Hubble

Get the inside scoop on how the space telescope went from a near failure to a huge success.
By | Published: October 20, 2010 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
Hubble Space Telescope
The Hubble Space Telescope.

Astronauts have serviced the Hubble Space Telescope five times since the crew of the space shuttle Discovery deployed the venerable observatory in April 1990. But none of the servicing missions grabbed more attention than the first one, which launched from Cape Canaveral December 2, 1993.