Hubble Space Telescope Anniversary Patch

$14.95 14.95

Brand: The Space Store


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Hubble Space Telescope Anniversary Patch  5" X 4.5"


"On April 24th we marked the 31st anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope. Like everything else, the pandemic delayed this by a year.

Jorge Carters and I  created a new commemorative to celebrate this impressive achievement. This patch depicts both the launch of STS-31 and the Hubble on orbit peering into the Universe.

This patch will be 5 inches wide and 4.5 inches high"

On April 24th 1990 the Space Shuttle Discovery was launched with one of the most ambitious payloads ever. A school bus sized space telescope named for Astronomer Edwin Hubble.

Although the nearly 7 foot diameter primary mirror had a spherical aberration smaller than the width of a human hair, it was severe enough to cause imagery to be blurred.

Luckily the Hubble Space Telescope was designed to be serviced and upgraded on orbit. During the shuttle program five missions did just that and Hubble has become a successful astronomy platform.

This patch celebrates its launch and impressive history. Designed by the artistic team of Tim Gagnon and Jorge Cartes.