Hubble Space Telescope

The Hubble Space Telescope was launched into space on April 24, 1990, from Cape Canaveral, Florida aboard the space shuttle Discovery. While an academic history has been written of the development of HST leading to its launch, no history has yet been written of its operational life.

Under a contract with NASA and Foresight Science & Technology signed in November 2014, I have been writing the history of HST’s operations starting with its launch. This project also includes an archive of oral history and documentary information relating to HST.

My history of HST operations is scheduled to be published in 2020 by the NASA History Office.

My blog contains articles discussing my work on this history project. A newspaper article on my work on this book is here.

Chris Gainor