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The Hopkins UltravioletHopkins Ultraviolet TelescopeTelescope (HUT) Project

Summary: The Hopkins UltravioletHopkins Ultraviolet
TelescopeTelescope (HUT) Project
Visit http://hut.pha.jhu.edu/hut.html
or http://archive.stsci.edu/hut/
for on-line details about HUT.
The Astro Missions
The Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope was developed for NASA by JHU and was flown on
two Space Shuttle Spacelab missions along with other telescopes from NASA Goddard
and the University of Wisconsin. JHU Research Scientist Samuel Durrance flew on both
missions as a Payload Specialist, helping to operate the telescopes which were mounted
on an Instrument Pointing System in the Shuttles cargo bay. The Astro-1 mission lasted
from December 2-16, 1990, and the Astro-2 mission went from March 2 - 18, 1995. Both
missions set duration records for Shuttle missions at the time they occurred. The Astro
missions are some of the most successful and scientifically productive Shuttle missions
ever flown.
The Principal Investigator for the HUT project was Prof. Arthur F. Davidsen, JHU. (Printed April 2010)
Astro-1 Mission, STS-35, on Columbia, December 1990 Astro-2 Mission, STS-67, on Endeavour, March 1995
JHU Research Scientist and Payload Specialist
Sam Durrance shows his school spirit during
the Astro-1 mission.


Source: Henry, Richard C.- Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University


Collections: Physics