Build your own Hubble Space Telescope and learn about our solar system from Space Thermal Engineer Cassie Roby!
For those who don't know... Cassie works as a Spacecraft Thermal Engineer for Northrop Grumman. She works on special satellites for the U.S. Government. Check out the STEAM video to the left to learn about our solar system and the Hubble Space Telescope.
The solar system is the collection of planets and other bodies that orbit the sun. Our solar system has 8 planets. Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Space also includes asteroids, space dust, stars, and comets. To help us understand space special space telescopes are created, like the Hubble space telescope. The Hubble space telescope was launched in 1990 and is the largest optical telescope in orbit. It's replacement is currently being built at Northrop Grumman in Redondo Beach, CA and is set to launch October 2021!