April 22nd 2012, a non-descript day for many, but for one orbiting telescope, and her ground crew, this is a very special day, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope will celebrate her 22nd birthday.
With 22 years of outstanding contribution to scientific knowledge along with some of the most amazing images of space, Hubble’s place in history has already been secured, what will she discover in the next 22 years?
While Hubble has watched the Cosmos we have watched her grow up from awkward glasses wearing kid to becoming the hardest working telescope in the world, James Brown style. 22 years in space technology is a lifetime. NASA has already begun construction of Hubble’s replacement, the James Webb Space Telescope, due to enter service in the next decade.
Included for your viewing pleasure are some of the most eye catching videos of Hubble’s handy work along with the most visually incredible images captured during Hubble’s first 22 years in service.