Hey, not sure if this is the correct forum but it seems physics will ultimately bring down the telescope. Why cant we leave the hubble in space until it doesnt work anymore? It doesnt have any space crew to kill, it would break up on re-entree harming no-one and would continue to inspire our curiosity in the beauty of Space. I Just finished reading an article saying that the Hubbles replacement, the James Webb Space telescope, may be abandoned after US budget cuts, a real stab at the heart! In conjunction with the ending of the Shuttle program I am feeling quite saddened, sensing the short-medium term (hopefully not) end of our exploration. Or we may be heading to infinitely populating our finite world. Shame!