Behind over 30+ years of Hubble observations is a group of people who work together to ensure its mission succeeds. With a team that includes engineers, scientists, operators, communicators, and many other roles, each member plays a crucial role in the telescope's success.

The Hubble staff came to NASA with a wide variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills, but we all share a common goal: to keep Hubble at peak performance, each by using our own unique skillsets, so it can continue to make exciting discoveries that enhance our understanding of the universe we live in.

NASA Project Team

Learn about the team leaders and managers who make Hubble happen.

Hubble Project Manager Patrick Crouse

Pat Crouse

Project Manager

Jim Jeletic

Jim Jeletic

Deputy Project Manager

Hubble Deputy Project Manager for Resources Chikia Barnes-Thompson

Chikia Barnes-Thompson

Deputy Project Manager for Resources

Dave Haskins

Dave Haskins

Mission Operations Manager

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Morgan Van Arsdall

Deputy Operations Manager

Hubble Instrument Systems Manager Olivia Lupie

Dr. Olivia Lupie

Instrument Systems Manager

Hubble Ground System Manager Jim Reis

Jim Reis

Ground System Manager

Hubble Contracting Officer Michele Connerton

Michele Connerton

Contracting Officer

Headshot of Lauren Miller standing in front of a 3D model of the Hubble Telescope.

Lauren B. Miller

Financial Manager

Headshot of Kim Hall standing in front of an Eagle Nebula image and the Hubble Space Telescope image

Kimberlyn Hall

Resource Analyst

NASA Science Office

Meet the scientists who make Hubble the most efficient and effective observatory possible.

Hubble Senior Project Scientist Dr. Jennifer Wiseman

Dr. Jennifer Wiseman

Senior Project Scientist

Dr. Richard Barry

Dr. Richard Barry

Observatory Project Scientist

Hubble Operations Project Scientist Dr. Kenneth Carpenter

Dr. Ken Carpenter

Operations Project Scientist

Headshot of Andy Ptak standing in front of Arp273 - The Rose Galaxies

Dr. Andrew Ptak

Deputy Operations Project Scientist

Photo of the Hubble team standing on stage at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
Pictured above is the Hubble team at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, as of Hubble’s 33rd year of flight. Since Hubble’s official start in 1977, thousands of people from the United States and Europe have supported the mission through building and testing hardware and software, operating the vehicle, and performing science operations. More than 30 astronauts have flown to Hubble to deploy, upgrade and repair the observatory with the support of a human spaceflight and space shuttle staff. Thousands of astronomers from dozens of countries have used Hubble and analyzed its data to produce more than 20,000 peer reviewed papers to date.
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/Rob Andreoli

Mission Operations

The Space Telescope Operations Control Center at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland is the engine that keeps Hubble operating 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.

This group of engineers, scientists, and operators at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center work together to monitor Hubble as it travels around Earth, point the telescope at cosmic targets, and solve any problems that arise.

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A woman (Morgan Van Arsdall) and two men (Larry Dunham and Joe Stock) are gathered around computers in the Operations Control Center, with more computers and staff in the background.
Chief System Engineer for Flight Larry Dunham points at Hubble Space Telescope data as Systems Manager Morgan Van Arsdall and systems engineer Joe Stock look on.

Hubble’s success to date is due in large part to a team of highly skilled and experienced professionals who maximize the observatory’s performance, enabling its mission of advancing humanity’s knowledge of the universe.

Pat crouse

Pat crouse

Hubble Project Manager


International Partners

Hubble's amazing discoveries are made possible thanks to NASA's teamwork with other space agencies, companies, and institutions. The telescope's mission is a joint collaboration between NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA), who provided instruments and solar panels for Hubble, as well as personnel to assist with science operations. In turn, ESA scientists are guaranteed 15% of Hubble's observing time.

Left: NASA Meatball insignia, Right: ESA insignia

Agency Partners

Though Hubble's main base of operations is NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, several NASA centers across the country have worked together throughout Hubble's mission to procure technology and support needed to keep the mission on track and running successfully.

  • Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland
    Manages the Hubble project, performs operations and developed hardware and tools for servicing missions
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California
    Developed Wide Field Planetary Cameras 1 and 2
  • Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas
    Provided human spaceflight support for servicing missions
  • Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida
    Managed launch support for deployment and servicing missions
  • Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama
    Managed spacecraft development and maintains a battery testbed

Institutional Partners

NASA has also formed lasting partnerships with other institutions who provide ongoing support for the Hubble Space Telescope and other NASA missions. Hubble has been conceived, built, assembled, operated and managed by a diverse group of thousands of scientists, engineers and technicians around the world working for the many partners that make up the Hubble team. The primary current partners include:

  • Lockheed Martin
    Provides mission operations and system engineering
  • Space Telescope Science Institute
    Manages the science program and conducts science operations

Hubble Astronauts

Our astronauts have played a critical role in Hubble’s 30-plus-year journey.

The success and longevity of the Hubble Space Telescope would not have been possible without the service of the 32 astronauts who flew across six missions to launch and maintain the telescope. The results of their dedication and expertise helped to double Hubble’s lifespan and subsequently led to countless significant discoveries, furthering our knowledge of the universe.

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Astronaut Story Musgrave conducts an EVA at the Hubble Space Telescope, left, with the Earth in the background on the top half of the screen.
Astronaut F. Story Musgrave is reflected in the shiny surface of the Hubble Space Telescope as he works with a portable foot restraint. Musgrave was one of 32 astronauts to travel to Hubble over the course of its mission.

Missions to Hubble

Astronauts have been a critical part of Hubble team, maintaining and improving the telescope to make observations for scientists for all over the world. Part of Hubble's team are the people from various organizations who completed servicing missions to repair and enhance the telescope. Learn more about the missions and how they kept Hubble the world's premier observatory.

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Astronaut Kathryn C. Thornton, center, grips a tool to perform servicing mission tasks on Hubble, left, with the Earth in the background on the right.

Meet the Hubble Astronauts

John Grunsfeld - Astronaut and Former Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate

Mission Specialist

Photo of astronaut Scott Altman in his orange spacesuit. American flag is behind him.


Official astronaut portrait of Kathryn Thornton.

Mission Specialist

Photo of astronaut Megan McArthur in her orange spacesuit. American flag is behind her.

Mission Specialist

Official astronaut portrait of Claude Nicollier.

Mission Specialist

Career Aspirations

The Hubble Space Telescope is a story of discovery, but also a story of people ― the people who keep the telescope running, the people who keep the science flowing, the people who budget, who organize, who educate, and more.

Have you ever wondered how someone got to work on a mission like Hubble? Learn how our team members went from childhood dreams to a career on one of NASA's most historic missions.

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Jennifer Wiseman speaks to an audience from a podium. The project behind her show several swirling galaxies.
Hubble Senior Project Scientist Jennifer Wiseman discusses Hubble science at an anniversary presentation for the mission. Dr. Wiseman went from being raised on a farm to being NASA's top scientist on Hubble.
NASA / W. Hrybyk
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