Celebrate the telescope's 25th anniversary with "Saving Hubble"

Posted by Karri Ferron
on Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Back in January 2012, a documentary was presented at the American Astronomical Society meeting that created widespread buzz. Saving Hubble, directed by David Gaynes, focuses on the fight to save the ailing space telescope after NASA cancelled a servicing mission in 2004. Weaving in the great history of Hubble, it looks at the great impact the greatest telescope of all time has had not just on science, but on popular culture worldwide.

While Saving Hubble became an immediate hit with scientists and those who saw it in special screenings, it had remained unreleased … until now. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the space telescope's launch in April 1990, anyone can now watch the fantastic documentary online. New events and screenings to see the film on the big screen are in development and will be announced at the film’s website, www.savinghubble.com.

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