The Engineer Who Helped Put The Hubble Into Focus

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Robert Gonsalves likes to repair things. But he never expected his skills in optics would catch NASA’s attention.

Twenty years ago, NASA launched the Hubble Space Telescope, but it produced fuzzy images. The space agency tapped Gonsalves to help them fix it.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Tim Skoog of WBUR brings us this profile of Gonsalves — emeritus professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at Tufts University – and his experience fixing the giant telescope.


  • Tim Skoog, producer and technical director at WBUR’s Radio Boston.
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Source: NPR


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