The official Hubble website offers a brilliant, in-depth look at how the Hubble Space Telescope works. Anyone interested in the wonderful images it has produced over the years will be fascinated by this step-by-step explanation of it’s imaging systems (given in layman’s terms).
"…there are no dreams in cryo. There are no brainwaves. Nothing. Like deep space is nothing. It is a state clinically indistinguishable from death. And only waking makes it not so. I think about that a lot, about what happens if you die in cryo. I wasn’t religious before I started the journey, but here, hung among the stars, religion has found me. I wonder if this, too, is a sign of brain damage…”
“Some women, Commander Norton had decided long ago, should not be allowed aboard ship; weightlessness did things to their breasts that were too damn distracting. It was bad enough when they were motionless; but when they started to move, and sympathetic vibrations set in, it was more than any warm-blooded male should be asked to take. He was quite sure that at least one serious space accident had been caused by acute crew distraction, after the transit of an unholstered lady officer through the control cabin.”—from Rendezvous with Rama by the great Arthur C. Clarke