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 am writing the history of HST’s operations since its launch. This project will also encompass an archive of oral history and documentary information relating to HST.

Watch my blog for updates on my work on this history project. A newspaper article on my work on this book is here.


Chris Gainor