(Submitted March 30, 1997)
Do the astronauts have a hard time taking care of the Hubble
telescope? Do the astronauts have to change the cameras on
the Hubble telescope when the film runs out?
The Hubble Space Telescope is run remotely from the ground
(In fact, it is run from right here at NASA/Goddard !). It is
not run by astronauts, and it does not need to be taken care of
by astronauts. The astronauts on the recent space shuttle mission
simply replaced some of the instruments. None of the instruments
use film. The data is collected electronically and then sent
down by satellites to receiving stations on earth.
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