NASA is celebrating 20 years of Hubble Space Telescope operations with a documentary airing today at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 8 p.m., and 10 p.m. Eastern Time. The documentary is narrated by actor/writer Brent Spiner who is known for his role as Lt. Commander Data in Star Trek films and TV episodes.
The documentary is also available as a Quicktime download in 1080i from the NASA website. The 536 Mb video runs 15 minutes, formatted at 1280 x 1080 using H.264 compression. The video is a bit jaggy — especially the transitions — suggest viewing at half size on your PC. Audio is 48.000 kHz in 16-bit (Little Endian).
“Hubble: 20 Years of Discovery” celebrates the achievements of one of the most popular and important scientific instruments in the history of exploration. Narrated by actor and writer Brent Spiner, this special video presentation takes viewers on a journey back in time and into the farthest reaches of the cosmos.”
“Hubble: 20 Years of Discovery” is also viewable on NASA’s YouTube channel.