August 16, 2006
NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center
A special tour of the NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center was arranged as the August event. Participants were provided with a tour of the testing facilities used for the servicing of the Hubble space telescope as well as other satellites. The tour also coverws other areas of the Space Center. There was much to see. The mission of the GSFC is to expand knowledge of the Earth and its environment, the solar system and the universe through observations from space. In pursuit of this challenge, the Center will develop and operate a broad spectrum of flight missions that are responsive to the needs of the science community and develop innovative technology and instruments critical to the success of our mission.