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May 20


1990 - The Hubble Space Telescope sent back its first photographs. However, a flaw was discovered in Hubble's main mirror which significantly reduced the telescope's ability to focus and for three years astronomers had only fuzzy images of the universe, though these were far better than images from ground based telescopes.

1951 - Birthday, Thomas Akers, retired American astronaut born in St. Louis, Missouri.  He was a member of the 1987 NASA Group and flew on missions STS-41, STS-49, STS-61, STS-79
Thomas Akers
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It is my conclusion that human evolution and the motions of matter in space are intrinsically linked. The observation and understanding of the complexity of biological history on Earth cannot be complete without the tandem observation and understanding of a dynamic greater cosmos. - SpaceGene