New Views of the Universe: Hubble Space Telescope

New Views of the Universe: Hubble Space Telescope immerses visitors in the magnificence and mystery of the Hubble mission and introduces the James Webb Space Telescope. The exhibit features a scale model of the Hubble Space Telescope as well as several “satellite” units that not only provide viewers with a hands-on experience with the same technology that allows Hubble to gaze at distant galaxies, but also feature Hubble's contributions to the exploration of planets, stars, galaxies and the universe. Exhibit viewers will learn of the various instruments aboard the telescope and the role that each of them plays in providing exciting new images and discoveries. Observers will also get a glimpse into the various hurdles that Hubble has faced in its career and the role that astronauts have played in repairing and servicing the satellite. The exhibit contains images and data taken by Hubble of planets, galaxies, regions around black holes and many other fascinating cosmic entities that have captivated the minds of scientists for centuries. Experience the life and history of the Hubble Space Telescope through this interactive and stunning exhibit, provided free of charge to any organization willing to share in the splendors of its discoveries.

The Hubble traveling exhibit was developed by the Space Telescope Science Institute and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, and is made available from the Hubble Project Office at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

Mars Experimental Space SuitMars Experimental Space Suit

Since 2005, the Department of Space Studies at UND has been involved in researching the area of planetary space suit systems. The North Dakota Experimental – 1 (NDX-1) Mars Prototype suit was the first Planetary Space Suit built at the university level. The NDX-1 is a planetary suit concept demonstrator designed by a team of UND graduate students led by Pablo de Leon and mobility expert Gary L. Harris. The prototype has been successfully tested by conducting surface operations jointly with NASA in a number of extreme environments including the North Dakota badlands, Utah, Antarctica, and Australia.

See this space suit in the Inspiration Gallery: Yesterday & Today.