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Rosanne Skirble
April 20, 2015 7:14 PM
This week (April 24, 2015) marks the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope. While it continues to capture data and images, its successor is on its way. The James Webb Space Telescope -- named for the man who ran NASA in the 1960's -- is currently being assembled and tested prior to its launch in 2018. As VOA’s Rosanne Skirble reports, the $8-billion observatory is designed to expand on knowledge from Hubble and new giant ground-based telescopes.
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Video James Webb Space Telescope Progresses Toward Launch

This week (April 24, 2015) marks the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope. While it continues to capture data and images, its successor is on its way. The James Webb Space Telescope -- named for the man who ran NASA in the 1960's -- is currently being assembled and tested prior to its launch in 2018. As VOA’s Rosanne Skirble reports, the $8-billion observatory is designed to expand on knowledge from Hubble and new giant ground-based telescopes.
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Video Hubble Reaches Quarter-Century Capturing Images of Universe

The Hubble Space Telescope has changed the way we see the universe. It was launched aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery in 1990. But when its first images were sent to earth, Mission Control saw something it hadn’t expected: the pictures were out of focus.
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Video Hubble Telescope Celebrates 25 Years in Space

The Hubble Space Telescope is an orbiting workhorse. Over the past quarter century, it has sent back thousands of images of nearby planets and the most remote galaxies, expanding our knowledge of the universe in ways previously unimagined. VOA’s Rosanne Skirble has this look back at Hubble’s remarkable history.
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