THE FINAL FRONTIER

Local man had instrumental role in developing the Hubble Telescope and so much more related to space

Above, Cliff and Mary Lou Gardner look over some of the honors he received for being a part of the Hubble Space Telescope program. He worked on the project for 13 years and was at Cape Kennedy when it finally launched aboard Space Shuttle Discovery. Below is the Hubble after it was deployed into space. The telescope continues to send back spectacular images, one of which is in the background. Photo by Greg Little

Cliff Gardner is an unassuming man.

He is the co-owner of a small vineyard in...

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