Small Telescope Leaps High Hurdles for Big Science | This Week In Space History
Dave Dooling, Education Director at the New Mexico Museum of Space History, writes about The Galaxy Evolution Explorer, or GALEX, launched ten years ago this week.
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(Photo) Engineers put the finishing touches on GALEX before its 2003 launch by a Pegasus rocket. The gold cylinder houses the 20-inch telescope, which is about the size of many large amateur astronomy telescopes.