One day, astronauts may return to the Hubble Space Telescope in a personal spaceship.
In the two decades after its April 1990 launch into Earth orbit, Hubble hosted five different sets of guests.
Aboard NASA space shuttle missions, these astronaut teams
countless times, the renowned scope was improved, maintained, and mended.
enabling it to observe the heavens with a level of clarity that is still unmatched today.
NASA retired its entire fleet of space shuttles in 2011, but it appears that a new age of Hubble servicing flights is set to begin.
The organisation revealed today (Sept. 29) that SpaceX will be a part of a collaborative investigation.