This mission raises a lot of questions in my mind about the state of our space technology.
I have been under the assumption for quite some time that the shuttle program was just a "cover" to show we have a space program the public is aware
of. I thought the real space program was being done with "saucers" reverse engineered from alien technology.
That they would do a mission like this with the shuttle instead of with some of the top secret craft I have assumed exists...begs the question of
whether my assumptions are correct. I would think it would have been easy enough to do a "wow we managed to correct the Hubble problems with ground
control" after it was fixed using something from one of the "black" programs.
Secrets are one thing..but risking the lives of several astronauts for a mission like this seems a little extreme...IF other technology really exists
to do the mission.