Astronomy magazine podcast: Repairing Hubble
Astronomy Senior Editor Rich Talcott forecasts the future of the Hubble Space Telescope with Assistant Editor Jeremy McGovern.
July 26, 2006
Unlike a lot of government departments, NASA saw an increase in its 2006 budget request. For many people, however, the single most important issue will be the fate of the Hubble Space Telescope.
Photo by NASA / ESA
|July 26, 2006|
This week's podcast talks about the likelihood of a servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). Following Discovery's successful flight, can we be more hopeful that NASA will direct a shuttle mission to try to fix HST? If so, what will they do to Hubble? What's the current status of HST's successor, the James Webb Space Telescope? Astronomy Senior Editor Rich Talcott shares his insights.
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