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June 8, 1998 12:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-1998-20

NASA Selects Home for Next Generation Space Telescope

June 8, 1998: The duties of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Md., will be expanded to include the management of science operations for the Next Generation Space Telescope (NGST), NASA officials announced today.

The Space Telescope Science Institute, located at the Johns Hopkins University, has been operating the science program for the Hubble telescope since 1983. The illustration represents the four designs NASA is considering for NGST.

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