The Hubble telescope is in trouble, and no help is on the way. The budget proposed by the Bush administration gives NASA just enough money to build a robot that will guide the telescope to a watery grave in the Pacific Ocean.There isn’t enough money to robotically service Hubble, and officials feel it’s too risky to send astronauts. Too risky? That’s their job! Aren’t astronauts just low-gravity janitors? Believe me, a space walk won’t be so special when it’s to clean the toilet exhaust on the belly of a passenger shuttle.
“We’ve Seen It All,” Says Bush Whitehouse
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