NASA engineers returned the Hubble Space Telescope to operational status. The telescope went offline in mid-June following a computer malfunction and NASA was unsure whether it would ever work again.
- The Hubble is a space telescope in low Earth orbit.
- It was launched aboard the Discovery shuttle in 1990. At the time, it cost $4.7B.
- It has made over 1.5 million space observations that have contributed to almost 20,000 scientific papers.
- NASA's administrator said, "Hubble will continue to build on its 31-year legacy, broadening our horizons with its view of the Universe."