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.
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