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So they're killing Hubble

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by Sabz5150, Feb 9, 2005.

  1. Sabz5150

    Sabz5150 FALCON PUNCH!!!

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    Science isn't important, is it? We'll just stick to our holy books and we'll be just fine!

    Ugh. Know why I voted against this administration now.
     
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    pills_PMD Super Moderator

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    link?
     
  3. Sabz5150

    Sabz5150 FALCON PUNCH!!!

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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    hrm... their budget is 2.4% MORE than last year... id on't think its an admin. problem this time...
     
  5. Sabz5150

    Sabz5150 FALCON PUNCH!!!

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    Why else would they not repair Hubble? Bush has them dead set on this race back to the moon.

    Personally I would terminate the faith based initative and pay for Hubble with that.
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    its hard to say though dude-- the hubble has pretty much met its match- we've got everything it is capable of seeing pretty much.

    in 5 years, i'm sure an even more powerful one will be sent up
     
  7. Sabz5150

    Sabz5150 FALCON PUNCH!!!

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    The universe doesn't stay still after we've photographed it all. Even then we've only seen a small percent of it. We learn something new because of Hubble just about every single day. It's scientific value is beyond comprehension.

    Five years is a long time to wait without an eye in space. Sure we've got Keck but that's terrestrial based. No competition for an orbital scope.

    http://www.space.com/news/hubble_budget_050121.html

    That says that the White House specifically nixed Hubble's service mission in favor of a rocket to deorbit it.
     
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    hcivic.com Senior Member

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    NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe said even though the space agency is not getting as much money as envisioned by the president a year ago, a 2.4 percent budget increase is "rather remarkable" given the federal deficit and the spending cuts elsewhere in the government.

    As for Hubble, O'Keefe said the National Academy of Sciences panel presented such a bleak assessment of a robotic mission to install new parts on the space telescope that it made little sense to presume success and, consequently, no money was put aside for such an endeavor.

    Try reading the article in it entirety
     
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    Sabz5150 FALCON PUNCH!!!

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    "The White House has eliminated funding for a mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope from its 2006 budget request and directed NASA to focus solely on de-orbiting the popular spacecraft at the end of its life, according to government and industry sources."
     
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    TWISTEDIMAGE Senior Member

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    i would not be to worried about hubble they are going to be sending up a new one pretty soon
    thats what my mom says
    she works at ball in boulder colorado
    and is one of the lead enginers for nasa projects
     
  11. TommyTheCat

    TommyTheCat Gonzo Scientist

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    Too expensive for robots to fix and they can't justify putting lives on the line for it(esp. after the last shuttle fiasco). Chill the f' out, they aren't going to dismantle nasa...
     
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    We never landed on the moon.. It was all a Hollywood Hoax.
     
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    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    Hahaha, that's one of the funniest conspiracy theories ever. :bo:
     
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    We could get better pictures if the Hubble telescope didn't have a 2 megapixel lens.
     
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