Monday, June 26, 2006

End It Don't Mend It: Let's Build A New Hubble.

The Hubble's main camera stopped working the other day but NASA is confident the problem can be fixed. (Here.) Let's hope so. Whether the camera works again calls to service the space telescope with a Shuttle mission will no doubt start up again. The Hubble was only supposed to last until 2005 and the cost of the repeated Shuttle repair missions has exceeded the original cost to build and launch the thing. (See our prior post here.) So let's just build and launch a new one.

-tdr

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