Sep 29, 2022

NASA is working with SpaceX to explore a private mission to extend the life of the Hubble telescope

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SpaceX and billionaire astronaut Jared Isaacman are teaming up with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to study whether a private mission could extend the life of the famed Hubble telescope.

NASA signed an agreement with Elon Musk’s company and the Polaris Program, which Isaacman leads, to study the possibility of using a SpaceX spacecraft to dock with the telescope and change its orbit in an effort to further its lifetime, the parties announced Thursday.

NASA’s science chief Thomas Zurbuchen said during a press call that SpaceX approached NASA with the idea “a few months ago.”

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