NASA is studying whether SpaceX can visit the Hubble Space Telescope

Hubble is in the foreground, the curve of the earth is in the background
The Hubble Space Telescope | Image: NASA

SpaceX and NASA have agreed to figure out whether or not a SpaceX ship could visit and potentially breathe new life into the iconic Hubble Space Telescope. They announced that they were partnering on a study that would look into whether or not that kind of mission was even possible.

The study will take about six months to complete and will involve NASA and SpaceX. It also involves the Polaris Program, a private human spaceflight effort funded by billionaire Jason Isaacman. Earlier this year, Isaacman bought three flights to space on SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft, a series of missions he’s calling Polaris.

It is not clear yet whether or not a trip to the Hubble…

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Author: Mary Beth Griggs