Originally posted by Pool-BoyWell, it was bound to happen- Hubble is obsolete now.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-