The Hubble Telescope and the Space Telescope Program

The Hubble Space Telescope orbiting above the Earth


Over the past fourteen years, the Hubble Space Telescope has added greatly to our knowledge of the universe, yet its future is in doubt. Unless a repair mission can be organized, Hubble will come to the end of its useful life in the next few years. In this Focus interview, host David Inge is joined by Mario Livo and John Bahcall to talk about the efforts to keep Hubble going, as well as plans for the next-generation space telescope.

Guests: Mario Livo (Head of the Science Division at the Space Telescope Science Institute) and John Bahcall (Richard Black Professor of Astrophysics, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University)