Hubble Space Telescope (HST)

Twenty-nine years ago, the Hubble Space Telescope launched into orbit, beginning one of NASA’s greatest missions that completely altered the way our civilization views the Cosmos. The first of NASA’s Great Observatories, Hubble launched on April 24, 1990 aboard the...

James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) represents NASA’s technological prowess and innovation as humanity’s premier space observatory of the 2020s. NASA expects to launch it into orbit sometime in 2021, though the ambitious project has already had some schedule changes...

Spitzer Space Telescope (SST)

The Spitzer Space Telescope (SST) is an infrared space telescope launched in 2003, its mission ongoing. It is the final installation of NASA’s Great Observatories Program, following the Hubble Space Telescope, Compton Gamma Ray Observatory, and the Chandra X-ray...