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What went wrong with Hubble and how did we fix it?

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18:00 – 20:00 11 Nov 2014
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Lecture Theatre 1 of the Bennett Building, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH

Speakers: Jeff Hoffman

NASA Astronaut Jeff Hoffman, a member of the team on the first rescue mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope, a vital tool in uncovering some of the secrets of the universe, will present us with a talk developed for the 20th Anniversary of the Hubble rescue mission.

Also included will be a short presentation giving an introduction into the “MOXIE" experiment (Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment) Dr Hoffman is working on that will be launched to the surface of Mars in 2020 (on NASA’s Mars2020 mission) and will produce oxygen from in-situ Martian resources for the first time. This is a preparatory test for an eventual human-scale system that will support human exploration of Mars.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: Leicester Centre
Contact details: For further details or to make a booking please complete the form at the web site below or telephone 0116 252 3570 during office hours
http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/physics/outreach/lpc

http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/physics/outreach/lpc


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