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Attention Hubble Huggers
9 March 2004 (All day)
Have an idea on how to extend the life of the Hubble Space Telescope? Then NASA wants to hear from you. The agency's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, would like to keep receiving scientific data from the telescope for as long as possible despite the recent cancellation of its final servicing mission. NASA is also seeking ideas for how to dispose of the massive spacecraft safely once it can no longer remain in orbit.
The servicing mission was cancelled in the wake of President George W. Bush's new priorities to complete the international space station rapidly and move on to the moon, as well as for safety concerns (Science, 30 January, p. 610). The old plan to bring it home aboard the shuttle has been abandoned, also for safety reasons, leaving the telescope's fate in the hands of gravity. But don't delay: Responses are due by 22 March.
Hubble's "end of mission" site