astronomy: what would you do with the hubble?

If you have any ideas about what to do with the massive, orbiting Hubble Space Telescope now that its final servicing mission has been canceled, here’s your chance to tell NASA what you think. Even while lawmakers and researchers are debating the observatory’s ultimate fate, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center is looking for proposals as to how to extend Hubble’s useful scientific life and also as to how to dispose of the telescope safely once its mission is over. For interested parties, NASA has posted information on the program at But you’d better hurry: Ideas for Hubble’s “end-of-mission alternatives” are due by Monday.

This news brief appeared in the Discoveries column of the Boston Globe’s Health/Science section on 3/16/2004.
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