Thursday, January 12, 2006

Griffin Pledges Again to Save Hubble

According to a story at SpaceDaily.com, NASA administrator Mike Griffin pledged to the 207th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society "NASA will, if at all possible, use one of the remaining flights of the space shuttle for Hubble servicing."

In the meantime engineers are still testing new theories about where foam should and should not be, not knowing if what they are doing will make any real difference at all.
Griffin also stated in the story, "it is a shuttle mission to repair Hubble or it will not be repaired," citing cost factors that would prohibit design and implementation of a proposed robotic service mission.

A glimmer of hope for astronomers, but not much else...

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