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NASA Glenn Celebrates Hubble’s 25th Anniversary with Special Events

By SpaceRef Editor
March 26, 2015
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NASA Glenn Celebrates Hubble’s 25th Anniversary with Special Events

NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, will celebrate the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope 25 years ago this April with several activities for children and adults to learn more about Hubble’s amazing contributions over the last quarter century. Media are invited to all events. 

On Monday, March 30, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Glenn’s Center Director Jim Free will present “Hubble@25: Rewriting History Yet Unwritten” to The City Club of Cleveland. During his remarks, Free will discuss the significance of Hubble and its still yet-to-be written discoveries. Also, NASA astronaut Mike Good will discuss “The Final Hubble Servicing Mission.” Good was a crew member on the STS-125 space shuttle mission in 2009, which was the last NASA mission to service the Hubble telescope. Tickets are available at

On Wednesday, April 1, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., media are invited to the Hubble@25 Awards Ceremony honoring Glenn’s Hubble Space Telescope team who contributed to its mission. This employee event includes remarks by Center Director Jim Free and Aerospace Engineer Bruce Banks, who served as chief of the Electro-Physics Branch and managed Glenn’s Hubble team.

Media attending the awards ceremony should contact Jeannette Owens at to be cleared through security.

On Wednesday, April 1 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., a new exhibit honoring 25 years of the Hubble Space Telescope will open at the Cleveland Public Library, Louis Stokes Wing. The exhibit features a one-fifth-scale model of the Hubble Space Telescope; a video wall of powerful Hubble images showcasing the science of deep space discovery; interactive kiosks and educational activities. Scouts, Cadets, home schooled youth and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland are invited to attend. Glenn’s Hubble Team members will be available for interviews.

At 3 p.m., the event will feature presentations by Jim Free and Bruce Banks. 

The Hubble Space Telescope exhibit will be available for public viewing April 2 – April 30.

Glenn continues Hubble 25th Anniversary celebrations with Camp Hubble Days.

Visitors will be able to meet a special guest, watch the new Hubble 25th Anniversary videos, “Hubble: The Beginning” and “Glenn’s Hubble Team,” engage in an interactive exhibit, participate in educational activities, and receive a sharable memento from NASA, a photo of yourself as an astronaut. 

Camp Hubble Days will be at the following locations:

Friday, April 17, from 3 to 5 p.m.

Cleveland Public Library, Rice Branch

11535 Shaker Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Audience: The general public

Special Guest: Aerospace Engineer Bruce Banks of Science Applications International Corporation


Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Cleveland Sight Center

1909 E. 101 Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Audience: Clients of the Cleveland Sight Center

Special Guest: Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Planetarium Manager, Jason Davis; Glenn’s Information Specialist Jill Noble; and Aerospace Materials Engineer Deborah Waters


Friday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cleveland Public Library, Louis Stokes Wing

325 Superior Avenue NE, Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Audience: Middle School Students at Cleveland Metropolitan School District  

Special Guest: Glenn’s Propulsion Engineer Bryan Palaszewski

About the Mission:

On April 24, 1990, the space shuttle Discovery lifted off from Earth with the Hubble Space Telescope nestled securely in its bay. The following day, Hubble was released into space, ready to peer into the vast unknown. Since then, Hubble has reinvigorated and reshaped our perception of the cosmos and uncovered a universe where almost anything seems possible within the laws of physics. Hubble has revealed properties of space and time that for most of human history were only probed in the imaginations of scientists and philosophers alike. Today, Hubble continues to provide views of cosmic wonders never before seen and is at the forefront of many new discoveries.

The Hubble Space Telescope is a project of international cooperation between NASA and ESA (European Space Agency). NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, manages the telescope. The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore conducts Hubble science operations. STScI is operated for NASA by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc., in Washington. 

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