- Press Release
- Dec 2, 2022
This Week at NASA: Hubble at 25 and More!
On April 24, 1990, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope rode to space aboard space shuttle Discovery – on a mission to do just that – discover. The results over the past 25 years have been nothing short of remarkable.
The storied and historic journey into the cosmos that Hubble’s eyes have taken us on, has led to groundbreaking discoveries, captivated imaginations and given humans a better understanding of our place in the universe. NASA celebrated Hubble’s Silver anniversary with a variety of events including the unveiling of the official Hubble 25th anniversary image at the Newseum in Washington and a gala at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, during which many of the astronauts, scientists, engineers, technicians, educators, and others who have contributed to Hubble’s success were honored. Also, NASA celebrates Earth Day, 3-D printed copper engine part and more.