Thursday, June 23, 2005

Hope for Hubble

The Baltimore Sun reported yesterday that a Senate subcommittee has approved the down payment for a possible Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission, without which it will die by the middle of 2008.

Longtime Hubble champion Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski made it happen, of course.
"I have long said that Hubble is the greatest scientific instrument since Galileo's telescope," she said in a written statement. "That's why I wasn't going to let it die without a fight."
It's good to know that some Democrats still know how to stand up for what they believe in. Go, Babs!


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