Thursday, April 16, 2015

Hubble's Cosmic Journey, looking at NASA's famous space telescope project, starts on National Geographic Channel, Saturday 25 April at 20:10

Hubble's Cosmic Journey starts on National Geographic Channel (DStv 181) on Saturday 25 April at 20:10 as the National Geographic Channel will turn the lens on one of NASA's most successful science projects yet.

To mark the 25th anniversary of the Hubble telescope which was sent into space in 24 April 1990. The flawed telescope nearly broke NASA but was saved by an audacious Space Shuttle mission to repair it 3 years later.

The Hubble has continued to capture iconic images of previously unseen galaxies and star forming regions, like the famous Eagle and the Horsehead nebulae, and has sent back images of galaxies that's over 13 billion years old.

Hubble's Cosmic Journey is presented by Neil deGrasse Tyson, and will include revealing interviews with the  key players behind the saga of NASA's groundbreaking telescope, as well as astronomers and cosmologists like Stephen Hawking.

Hubble's Cosmic Journey is produced by Bigger Bang Productions.