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Handprints on Hubble : an astronaut's story of invention (Lemelson Center studies in invention and innovation)

by Sullivan, Kathy, 1951- (Author)

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The first American woman to walk in space recounts her experience as part of the team that launched, rescued, repaired, and maintained the Hubble Space Telescope. The Hubble Space Telescope has revolutionized our understanding of the universe. It has, among many other achievements, revealed thousand... Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Sputnik baby
  • New guys
  • "It shall be maintainable"
  • Mission prep
  • Grounded
  • Returning to flight
  • A new star in the sky
  • Rescue and renovation.