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1993: The Hubble Space Telescope was deployed in 1990, but soon after the first images started coming back it was found that there was a major problem with the curvature of its mirror resulting in images more than ten times blurry than expected. It was up to the shuttle crew of mission STS-61 in 1993 to install an optical correction system that would compensate for the misshapen mirror. The mission was a great success and Hubble has been providing us with some of the greatest and most iconic astronomical images every since!

1993: The Hubble Space Telescope was deployed in 1990, but soon after the first images started coming back it was found that there was a major problem with the curvature of its mirror resulting in images more than ten times blurry than expected. It was up to the shuttle crew of mission STS-61 in 1993 to install an optical correction system that would compensate for the misshapen mirror. The mission was a great success and Hubble has been providing us with some of the greatest and most iconic astronomical images every since!

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2004: Launched in 1997, Cassini-Huygens eneters the orbit of Saturn in 2004 returning stunning images of the planet, its rings and its satellites. 

2004: Launched in 1997, Cassini-Huygens eneters the orbit of Saturn in 2004 returning stunning images of the planet, its rings and its satellites. 

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1998: Few would recognise this as a part of the International Space Station (ISS), however this satellite was the first module of the ISS, from which the rest of it grew.

1998: Few would recognise this as a part of the International Space Station (ISS), however this satellite was the first module of the ISS, from which the rest of it grew.

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Sputnik poster.

Sputnik poster.


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1984: Bruce McCandless II fearlessly conducts the first ever untethered EVA, testing out the Manned Maneuvering Unit to its absolute limit.

1984: Bruce McCandless II fearlessly conducts the first ever untethered EVA, testing out the Manned Maneuvering Unit to its absolute limit.

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Space shuttle Atlantis, 1991.

Space shuttle Atlantis, 1991.

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