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Interview with Jim Garvin, Chief Scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

20 May 2009, 21:33 UTC
Interview with Jim Garvin, Chief Scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center
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This Servicing Mission was long awaited. What does it mean to you and to GSFC to get a final chance to improve and enhance Hubble so that it operates for another 5 - 7 years?
It means more than just to us here at GSFC, but to everyone who has an interest in our Universe. Hubble [...]

Jim Garvin, Chief Scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center poses in front of a model of Hubble with ESA HST team members Lothar Gerlach and Manfred Schmid.
This Servicing Mission was long awaited. What does it mean to you and to GSFC to get a final chance to improve and enhance Hubble so that it operates for another 5 - 7 years?
It means more than just to us here at GSFC, but to everyone who has an interest in our Universe. Hubble has been our portal to our own Universe. To me, what it really means is that we’re extending an icon and has the same deep meaning of the writings of Da Vinci and the first Galileo observations.
It’s a testament to the human/machine relationship and a forerunner to how to explore the Universe collectively, as a science community. It ...

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