Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Reprieve for Hubble?

After one of its instruments went down it seems that NASA is going to go ahead with a robotic mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope. I think that this is great news – Hubble has helped increase knowledge of the universe by an enormous amount, and there was a fantastic amount of support for keeping it working (not least from the NRC) until its successor comes onstream in about 2011.

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