26
Jun
20:00

“What Went Wrong with the Hubble Space Telescope, and How Did We Fix It?”

We all know the Hubble Space Telescope from the impressive images it makes of the Universe. The telescope was launched in 1990 but was not an immediate success.  In 1993 Professor Jeffrey A. Hoffman was one of the NASA astronauts who took part in the STS-61 mission during which the astronauts carried out repair work on the Hubble Space Telescope during a number of spacewalks.

On 26 June 2018 Prof. Hoffman will speak to alumni, staff and students at TU Delft and the University of Leiden about his mission and his work as the ‘Hubble Repair Man’. Jeffrey A. Hoffman was an astronaut with NASA from 1979 to 1997. He made a total of 5 space flights. Hoffman is a Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and also the Director of the Man Vehicle Lab at MIT. This summer he is visiting Delft as a lecturer in the prestigious International Space University Space Studies Program that will take place in this region.

The lecture will take place on 26 June at 20.00 hrs in the Aula Conference Centre, followed by networking and drinks. A formal invitation will be sent mid-May. This invitation will contain a registration link for the event.

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Photo courtesy of Jeffrey A. Hoffman and ISU.

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