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Pride of ownership still strong for Hubble engineers

19 April 2010

Alongside Apollo missions to the moon, the Hubble Space Telescope has been NASA's greatest achievement in space. Some might argue, the greatest.

"It's the longest-running NASA endeavor,'' said Ray Villard, NASA's spokesman for Hubble. "And it's never stopped inspiring people. It's opened up the undiscovered country.''

For the former Perkin-Elmer engineers who built Hubble -- many of whom still live in the Danbury (CT) area -- there's a real sense of pride of ownership.

Full story from CTPost.com