posted on Aug, 14 2004 @ 12:36 AM
It would seem to me that given the incredible amount of data that this instrument has provided mankind that almost any cost could be justified to keep
this thing in orbit, unless they have something bigger and better to put in it's place.
I remember when they first put this thing up and it had a flawed mirror. I couldn't believe that they could get it into space without knowing that
the telescope was "near-sighted. It was such a thrill to learn that it could be fixed and the repair mission was the stuff of epic films, in my
opinon. Where there is the opportunity to advance the understanding of the universe by mankind, then every effort should be made to pursue that