Science Channel has a pretty cool documentary special coming up that scene nerds and space affecianados do not want to miss. This April, we will be getting Hubble: Thirty Years of Discovery, a two hour ride that will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the iconic Hubble Space Telescope.

Thirty years ago, the Hubble Space Telescope was designed to take people to places they only dreamed about going - beyond the Solar System and the outer reaches of the galaxy. Since its historic launch, Hubble has entirely changed the world's understanding of the Universe. In honor of the Hubble's upcoming 30th anniversary, Science Channel will air Hubble: Thirty Years of Discovery, premiering Sunday, April 19 at 8pm ET/PT.

The two-hour special will tell the remarkable story of how the Hubble telescope was created by the leading engineers and scientists of our time. It will also include interviews with space's most notable names including astronauts Michael Massimino, Kathryn Thornton, Story Musgrave, Steven Smith and John Grunsfeld.

On April 24, 1990, the space shuttle Discovery lifted off from Earth carrying the Hubble Space Telescope, one of the most complex machines ever built. Its mission: to capture images from the vast unknown of space for the next 15 years. Today, Hubble has far exceeded its original mission goal - having observed the Universe for nearly 30 years while making extraordinary contributions to science.

This behind-the-scenes special will also give viewers an intimate look like never before at Hubble's incredible journey -- from its earliest conception in 1923, to its five iconic missions spanning from 1993 to 2009. It will also spotlight the groundbreaking insights that Hubble has revealed about the planet as well as the broader Solar System and beyond. Science Channel is paying tribute to Hubble's 30-year legacy along with its many fascinating stories and discoveries since becoming the world's very own eye into the Universe.

Hubble: Thirty Years of Discovery is a BBC Studios/Science Channel Co-Production. For BBC Studios, Steve Crabtree is executive producer. For Science Channel, Wyatt Channell is executive producer.

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