posted on Jan, 21 2004 @ 01:42 PM
After the Shuttle disaster, the International Space Station relies on the Russians, and now, the Hubble Space Telescope does too.
Hubble Space Telescope operators plan to ask Russia for help in keeping the observatory alive and will even consider accepting private donations,
which have already been offered.
Every idea under the Sun will be considered for keeping the popular and scientifically valuable observatory operating even though NASA has decided to
let it die.
"We're in the mode of pursuing every wacky concept out there," said Steven Beckwith, the director of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI),
which operates Hubble for NASA.
The stakes are high.
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