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The U.C. Berkeley Space Sciences Lab was honored to have Dr. Grunsfeld spend some time touring our facility on August 21st, 2015. He is the third NASA dignitary to visit our lab, joining the ranks of NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Geoffrey Yoder, Associate Administrator for Programs.
Dr. Grunsfeld’s closest link to our lab was the installation of the COS, or Cosmic Origins Spectrograph, instrument into the Hubble Space Telescope, as part of the last Hubble Servicing Mission on STS-125. One half of the COS instrument, a EUV/FUV Detector and Electronics package was built here at SSL in conjunction with CASA at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has flown on five shuttle missions, three of which were to service the Hubble Space Telescope. He has logged over 58 days in space and almost as many hours on “space walks”.
Paul Turin presents the various instruments that were designed at SSL for NASA missions
Dan Werthimer discusses Stardust and the SETI programs
The SSL FOXSI and COSI Sounding Rocket and Balloon Teams.
Carolyn Kierans and the COSI Team present the new Balloon Gondola and Instrument packs
Lindsay Glesner and Team present the FOXSI Sounding Rocket and plans for the next iteration
Dr. Grunsfeld meets the NuSTAR Science Team
John Grunsfeld and SSL employees
Bill Craig and John Vallerga discuss ICON Mission Objectives
Dr. Korpela and team detail the calibration efforts for EUV in the Bayside Chamber
Dr. Ossy Siegmund explains the sealed tube detectors to be used on the ICON mission
Grunsfeld meets members of the ICON Team
Dr. Grunsfeld asks a thought provoking question
Thomas Immel describing what the ICON project will study