6   Visible InnovationFrugal Engineering

WHILE WE WERE WRITING this book, one of us had the pleasure of attending a screening of the 3-D movie The Hubble at the IMAX theater at the Science Museum in London (needless to say, a child was involved). The movie chronicles the twenty-year history of the space telescope and puts viewers in orbit with seven astronauts aboard the space shuttle Atlantis on a mission to repair the Hubble. After locating the telescope and docking the ship, pairs of astronauts venture out of Atlantis to replace Hubble’s malfunctioning parts—while floating in deep space. The astronauts then return safely back to the United States. When the lights came on, the entire movie theater, packed mostly with children, was silent, amazed ...

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