Yesterday, July 25rd, 2014, marked the 15th anniversary of the launch of one of NASA's Great Observatories: the Chandra X-ray Observatory. I was one year into my first post-doc at Johns Hopkins at the time, and watched the launch in one of the conference rooms on the 1st floor. Later I spent many years working on data from Chandra. I can't believe its been so long.
Over-views of the 15 years of Chandra:
- "Chandra Has Been X-Raying the Universe for 15 Years" on io9.
- NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory Celebrates 15th Anniversary at NASA.gov.
- NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory Celebrates 15th Anniversary at the Chandra X-ray Observatory website.
For information on the accompanying press release image go here.