Hubble Space Telescope

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope: New Views of the Universe is a 2,200 square-foot exhibit that immerses visitors in the magnificence and mystery of the Hubble mission and introduces the James Webb Space Telescope, which will be NASA’s premier cosmos observatory. The exhibit features a scale model of the Hubble Space Telescope as well as several “satellite” units that provide viewers with a hands-on experience with the same technology that allows Hubble to gaze at distant galaxies, and feature Hubble’s contributions to the exploration of planets, stars, galaxies and the universe.

Learn of the various instruments aboard the telescope and the role that each of them plays in providing exciting new images and discoveries. Get a glimpse into the various hurdles that Hubble has faced in its career and the role that astronauts have played in repairing and servicing the satellite telescope. Hubble contains images and data taken by Hubble of planets, galaxies, regions around black holes and many other fascinating cosmic entities that have captivated the minds of scientists for centuries. Experience the life and history of the Hubble Space Telescope through this interactive and stunning exhibit. Visit the MOST to explore and discover the splendors of Hubble’s many discoveries.

The Hubble Space Telescope launched into space aboard Space Shuttle Discovery on April 24, 1990.

For more information on the Hubble Traveling Exhibit, visit: http://nasa.gov/content/the-hubble-traveling-exhibit

For more information about the Hubble Space Telescope, visit: http://hubble.nasa.gov

For more information about the James Webb Space Telescope, visit: http://jwst.gsfc.nasa.gov