While interacting with one of the crewmates who put in his best efforts to launch the greatest telescope, known as the Hubble Space Telescope, here is what we found.
The Hubble Space telescope is the optical telescope that you will find in space that provides the opportunity to view the universe like never before.
However, after serving for 31 years, it is likely to be replaced by the Webb Space Telescope. Dr. Steven Hawley spoke to Betway Casino and gave us some great insights.
Hubble Space measures 13.2M long and the width is 4.2M. It is almost the size of a big tractor. Webb Space measures close to 22Mx12M which is half the size of an aircraft. There is no wonder; it is the biggest space telescope. As far as the range is concerned, Hubble Space can view 10 to 15 B light-years and Webb Space can view 13 B.
How Does One Cope with Zero Gravity While in Space?
“Well, it was certainly not a pleasant experience that most of you may have imagined,” says Dr. Hawley.
“It is because it disrupts your efficiency and as a team, we had tremendous pressure to perform our tasks. Dealing with the fact that you need to consider where you have placed your feet is not easy. If they are not properly fixed, then there is a high chance that you might just float away”.
“If you are light-weighted, it may have some physiological effects and the common one is nausea, especially because your body turns upside down when you are in the spacecraft. Although your eyes will tell you that you may not be able to sense it.
“The best part is I never experienced any such symptoms. However, I did suffer from a headache and back pain. When planning in flight, we would time the duration it would take on the ground and we would add 50 percent to calculate for weightlessness”.
The issue is the interruption of working with a sight of the landscape of the earth from above and it is simple to know how hard it would be not to lose focus. Despite all the challenges, Dr. Hawley made it to the top. He was quite happy with the practicality of the software used by NASA during his training tenure.
“There are exhibits that provide details on the orientation and position. However, I was mainly looking out through the window. I remember that it was cloudy everywhere and so was the earth all throughout and that indeed amazed me. The maximum time goes by flying on the water and hence you look out of the window and you might be on an ocean too”.
“Another interesting thing I can recall is the distinct landmasses that look so different depending on the terrain and color. I reached a point where I could sense where exactly I was on the earth. The Andes and South America are similar to chocolate brown shade whereas Australia is deep red. Also, you can view the African deserts”.