STS-82 and Hubble Space Telescope Links:
The NASA Shuttle Web
This is the one-stop information center for the STS-82 mission to
the Hubble Space Telescope. If you're looking for the official homepage
the mission, it's here. Highlights include up to the minute updates,
mission images, and excellent background material.
The Space Telescope Science Institute
The amount of information presented here is truly breathtaking. Find
everything from sample proposals to use the Hubble, to actual instruction
manuals for many of the real instruments. Check out their Educational
Activities link, which contains their excellent online Hubble Space
Telescope exhibit, Amazing Space.
Goddard Space Flight Center
An excellent place to get familiar with how the people use and control the
Hubble Space Telescope from Earth. You can even find out what tools the
astronauts will be carrying on their Space Walks!
Kennedy Space Flight Center
From this site, you can access a variety of useful information relating
to Space Shuttle launches, processing, countdown and status. A very
convenient and easy to use site for getting launch information and
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp
You might know Ball as a producer of jelly jars, but did you know they
are also responsible for making many of Hubble's instruments, new and old.
COSTAR, GHRS, STIS, and NICMOS to name a few, all were created here. If
you want the real details on each of these, as well as next generation
instruments planned for 1999, this is the spot.
NASA Press releases and daily info.
Who are the women and men we send into Space? Who's a candidate? What
missions have which astronauts? You can even find info on the Russian
Cosmonauts. Great pictures, too.
Space Telescope European Coordinating Facility
Space Exploration in our time is truly a world-wide effort. Here's
where to go to find out what's happening for the STS-82 mission in Europe.
Has particularly good information on each of the new instruments going
into the shuttle on this mission.