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Hubble 25th Anniversary: Space Telescope Rewrote the Astronomy Books

This past Saturday marked the 25th anniversary of the deployment of the Hubble Space Telescope. The project was years behind schedule, and millions of dollars over budget. And its deployment was marred by the discovery of a flawed mirror that rendered its first images blurry. But after subsequent shuttle missions to correct the issue, the Hubble […]

This past Saturday marked the 25th anniversary of the deployment of the Hubble Space Telescope. The project was years behind schedule, and millions of dollars over budget. And its deployment was marred by the discovery of a flawed mirror that rendered its first images blurry.

But after subsequent shuttle missions to correct the issue, the Hubble proceeded to give astronomers stunning new images of the universe.

William Reeves, the Houston-based flight director for the shuttle mission that deployed the telescope, shares some of his memories.

MORE: Recent Images from the Hubble Space Telescope

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