Tuesday, February 08, 2005

050207 Planet Disk 02
CBC News: NASA budget calls for Hubble's end:
The famous but troubled camera is heading for a "robotic de-orbit mission," the space agency said Monday in its budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1.

This is stupid, stupid, stupid...why not replace it? Why? Because Bush's initiative is all Mars, all the way--and while I love manned space exploration, it's short-sighted to kill what's worked BEST about NASA to achieve questionable future goals, especially ones that may get undercut easily by a future administration.

Mark my words--there will be a new Hubble, run by the ESA or someone else...and we'll have to go begging at their facilities to use it.
12:36 PM