BALTIMORE (AP) -- A former astronaut is now second-in-command at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore.
John Grunsfeld is the first astronaut to serve as deputy director of the Baltimore institute. He will be in charge of education, public outreach and strategic planning for the orbiting Hubble telescope and its successor, the James Webb Space Telescope -- set for launch in 2014.
The Hubble helped Grunsfeld get the job.
He loaded his resume and cover letter on a memory stick before his third mission. After the shuttle's robotic arm had grabbed the space telescope, he transmitted them from space, telling institute officials he was holding the Hubble hostage until they read his application.
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