Originally posted by Pool-BoyWell, it was bound to happen- Hubble is obsolete now. But it did provide so much great information I think it is a fitting time to retire it.
Honestly, I hope they don't let the think burn up- I'd really like to see them go up and retrieve that thing and have it hanging in a museum. I think the anout of data is collected, and it's place in history deserves some kind of special treatment.
Yeah, you are right, it would be something of a "waste" of money. But if your gonna send a shuttle up anyway, why not? Of course, it seems like every shuttle mission nowadays goes to the Space Station though-
This is yet another example of why it should be examined whether to allow officials to make lame duck decisions. If he felt so strongly on the matter, make the decision before your last few days in office.