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Hubble's Quarter Century

Our In-Depth Report commemorates the Hubble Space Telescope's unprecedented 25 years in orbit

Hubble's Repairman Reflects on the Telescope's Legacy

Twenty-five years ago, on April 24, 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope soared into orbit. Since then, its great discoveries have been legion, and the story of how it became the most successful and productive astronomical observatory in human history is destined to become legendary.

April 24, 2015 — Lee Billings

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