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Subject: Is it the end of the road for the hubble
tank    3/14/2004 9:14:45 PM
If there is not a shuttle mission to repair and maintence the hubble there is only a 50/50 chance the hubble can last another 3 years.Nasa cancelled the mission to concentrate on the international space station,the moon,and mars.Do you think this is a big mistake considering all the information the hubble has provided,or it time to let the hubble go and move on to other things.Please reply
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Darth Vader    RE: Is it the end of the road for the hubble   5/21/2004 3:18:10 PM
The hubble, so far as I know, is the only orbiting optical telescope in operation. Also as far as I know, it is still the most capable system of looking at areas of deep space beyond the reach of ground telescopes. NASA probably spent more than a billion dollars on the thing including design, launching, and maintainance, and it still ranks among the most capable observation platforms in existence. NASA would have to be insane to let the Hubble crash and burn.
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