The Failure of the Hubble Space Telescope | Bad Ideas #35

Audio only edition: http://traffic.libsyn.com/badideas/Bad_Ideas_Hubble.mp3 Let’s say you’re working on the Hubble Space Telescope at NASA in 1990. You’ve been trying to get this telescope into space for the past thirty years. You watch the launch and everything goes fine. Until the telescope deploys and it quickly becomes clear that you’ve made a horrible mistake. A four…