Fight for Hubble's life resumes Story dated 24 January 2005
"A White House decision to cut funding for a Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission and dump the observatory into a remote stretch of ocean waters at a future date is sure to incite debate in scientific, engineering, and policy making circles." This disappoints me. Hubble is an amazing resource. We ought not abandon it -- to do so would waste our resources. One of the reasons for the abandonment is because of the cost of repair. I predict that over the next 15 years, space flight will become much cheaper with the advent of conventional space planes after the fashion of 'Spaceship One'. If I could choose what my tax dollars specifically support, the space program would come right after defense and infrastructure.
Subject Matter: Astronomy Science Space Exploration _____________________________________________