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Hubble telescope

Composer Eric Whitacre said one of his guiding principles is for people to feel a part of something larger than themselves. 

Mike Massimino is one of the last people to ever see the Hubble Space Telescope in person.

From inside his orbiting space shuttle, the telescope first appeared on the horizon as a star, says Massimino, who was an astronaut on the final mission to service the space telescope in 2009.