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NASA extends Hubble contract for Baltimore based research

NASA extends Hubble contract for Baltimore based research

A Baltimore-based astronomy center will continue to conduct research using the Hubble Space Telescope for five more years under a contract extension with NASA.

The space agency extended its Hubble contract with the Associations of Universities for Research in Astronomy for continued science operations at the Space Telescope Science Institute located on the campus of the Johns Hopkins University.

The extension adds about $196.1 million to the sole-source contract, bringing its value to $2.03 billion.

The Space Telescope Science Institute staff includes about 600 scientists, post doctorates, engineers and administrators, according to the institute's website.

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