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Hubble Servicing Mission?

  1. Sep 22, 2006 #1

    russ_watters

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    I thought it was toast - apparently not: http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/space/2006-09-21-atlantis-hubble_x.htm
    Sweet.
     
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  3. Sep 23, 2006 #2
    I heard the original plan (when HST was brand new) was to have a shuttle return it to Earth after it was decommissioned but that was later deemed too risky because of the heavy load on the shuttle during a re-entry. Would have been cool to see the actual HST hanging in the Smithsonian though sometime in the future instead of the mock up they have.
     
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