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Originally posted by SvenTheBerserK
If they did not fix the telescope and let it fail,how many people would complain about the wasted money put into it?
Sometimes it just makes more sense to fix something rather than replace it.
To the poster that called us stupid..thanks for having such a high opinion about us...Why are you here?
Originally posted by redhead57
Anyone know what a transducer is?
Thanks for the tip on the media channel, cnn cut their coverage almost as soon as it lifted off for Pentagon crap.
I love watching these things lift off, very exciting. I so hope they are able to repair Hubble, I love every image that baby has ever sent home. Now nothing on the feed but mission control.
I hope they will get the feed back soon.
science is so much more important than some dumb apes throwing rocks at each other!
I must agree with your post. It is ignorant to say that we shouldn't be exploring space because we have problems down here. When it reality major discoveries in space could fix a lot of these problems.
The total cost of the mission is about US$3.26 billion, including $1.4 billion for pre-launch development, $704 million for mission operations, $54 million for tracking and $422 million for the launch vehicle. The US contributed $2.6 billion, ESA $500 million and ASI $160 million.
Originally posted by orangetom1999
reply to post by jkrog08
One does not spend billions and billions of dollars on a sattelite and then billions more to put it in orbit just to look into outer space.
How high up in orbit is the Hubble??? If it is normally close to the surface of the earth this should be an important clue. If you want to look into deep space ..why would one put it in low orbit?? Just a thought. 2 or 3 thousand miles up should be fine.