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Chicago Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-05 11:37 AM
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Hubble Rescue 'will be scrapped'
Last Updated: Saturday, 22 January, 2005, 11:11 GMT

Hubble rescue 'will be scrapped'

Hubble needs regular maintenance

The future of the Hubble Space Telescope is in doubt after the White House refused money for a rescue plan, US media has reported.
US space agency Nasa will announce the decision in February, ending plans to send a human or a robot repairman, the Washington Post reported.

The service cost was expected to top $1bn, but has been cut from the federal budget request, sources told the paper.

For 15 years Hubble has captured some of the most profound images of space.

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Astronauts made servicing visits to the telescope in 1993, 1997, 1991 and 2002, with a final servicing mission - now cancelled - due for 2006.

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4197505.stm


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Chicago Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-05 11:38 AM
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1. Oh Boy... That Mars trip is totally on schedule I guess!
FRANCE AND GERMANY explore new frontiers...


BUSH tells lies..
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Ezlivin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-05 11:43 AM
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2. Good. And they need to axe the ISS, too.
The Hubble has been superceded by better ground telescopes. There's very little need to place optical telescopes in orbit any longer. It's the 21st century.

The International Space Station is another boondoggle. It won't be completed, isn't doing good science and will eventually be allowed to burn up on reentry.

Listen, I absolutely love space exploration and I grew up watching the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo space missions, but we are bleeding money on scientifically useless projects. (The HST has provided lots of good science, but it's time to shut her down.)
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-05 11:43 AM
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3. We don't need no stinkin' science
why would we .... we have JAAAAAY-zus
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Goldeneye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-05 11:44 AM
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4. With crap like this, the NeoCons aren't going to gain any votes
They're only going to lose them. Same goes for SS privatization, medicaid cuts, war with Iran/Syria/...
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Chancellor Burr Donating Member (5 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-05 11:48 AM
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5. We'll go to the moon again instead
Was that not the Shrub's brilliant vision for the next NASA project?
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Moderator DU Moderator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-05 11:49 AM
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6. duplicate topic
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