Originally posted by Pool-BoyWell, it was bound to happen- Hubble is obsolete now.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-
I may be going out on a limb here but I think that Joe Biden will do better than expected in Iowa (finishing in the top three). The assassination of Bhutto just emphasizes the need for the next President to be intelligent with regards to foreign policy....