Gr 3-6 In 1986 the space shuttle will launch Space Telescope into orbit around the Earth. It will be able to ``see'' dimmer objects in space than its Earthbound counterparts because it will be above the light and particulate pollution in the atmosphere. Data supplied by Space Telescope is expected to help answer questions and resolve theories pertaining to quasars, pulsars and black holes. Its longer range will enable astronomers to explore deeper into space (and consequently further into the past) and perhaps find more clues about the origin (and future) of the universe. Branley describes this exciting event fully and accurately. However, some statements, although accurate, will be confusing to children without some background in astronomy. A detailed description of Space Telescope's structure, launch and anticipated maintenance follows a discussion of Earthbound telescopes and their limitations. Illustrations and excellent diagrams are very supportive of the text. Space Telescope is expected to make unanticipated discoveries, and Space Telescope captures the special excitement of anticipated and yet undreamed of scientific discovery. Margaret M. Hagel, Ryan Upper School Lib . , Norfolk, Va.