Not Dead Yet

NASA may reconsider the decision to abandon the Hubble.

NASA (news – web sites)‘s chief agreed Thursday to review his decision to cancel the Hubble Space Telescope (news – web sites)‘s final servicing mission and let it deteriorate and go out of operation. The decision comes after the space agency was bombarded by pleas to save the craft.

Adm. Hal Gehman, chairman of the board that investigated the Columbia shuttle breakup last year, will “review the (Hubble) matter and offer his unique perspective,” NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe said in a letter to Sen. Barbara Mikulski, who released a copy of the letter.

Of course that statement could just mean, “we’re trying to stall in the hope that people will leave us alone.”

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