A Universe of Stories - The Amazing Hubble Space Telescope
As part of the Library's celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing, Russell L. Werneth, a NASA aerospace engineer for the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Project at Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, Maryland will present very interesting information on the successful HST servicing missions from 1993-2009. This will include astronaut training, unique space tool development, and the spectacular scientific images taken by Hubble over its 29+ years on orbit.
Russ was GSFC's ExtraVehicular Activity (EVA – astronaut spacewalk) Manager for the Hubble Project. He contributed to numerous programs throughout his long Federal career, but he earned the most acclamation for his many efforts during the five very successful Hubble servicing missions. He lead the team that played important roles in designing unique tools, procedures, and training that the astronauts used during their EVAs to upgrade, maintain, and repair Hubble. He also served as the lead manager for astronaut tool development at Goddard for NASA’s critical Return-to-Flight Space Shuttle missions in 1995, when astronauts performed first-of-its-kind spacewalking demonstrations using tools for repairs that GSFC and Johnson Space Center (JSC) teams created.
After retiring from civil service, Russ returned to serve as Educational and Public Outreach Engineer for Hubble Space Telescope and Astrophysics at Goddard - and he would like very much to share his NASA stories with you.
Registration is requested. Sign up online, by calling the library at 302-645-2733, or stopping by the Circulation Desk. Walk ins are welcome.
- Wednesday, August 14, 2019
- 6:00pm - 7:30pm
- Large Meeting Room East, Large Meeting Room West
- Lewes Public Library