"The Hubble Space Telescope's findings have revolutionized the way we see and think about space. Its launch led to discoveries that have changed what we know about the universe. Readers will learn all about this incredible instrument, from how it was placed into orbit to how it still affects their lives today."-- Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Galileo's telescopes -- Why observe from space? -- The 1st project -- Disaster strikes -- The long-awaited launch -- Hubble stats -- Hubble's achievements -- Servicing missions -- A crew of hundreds -- What's next?