NASA Budget Crisis Threatens Space Telescopes
Astronomers are worried that future space-astronomy missions will be downsized, delayed, or cancelled because of a financial crisis within the space agency.
NASA Resumes Work on Shuttle Flight to Hubble
NASA administrator Michael Griffin has told the Hubble servicing team to resume preparations for a possible shuttle flight to upgrade the telescope.
A Very Colorful Solar Eclipse
For the lucky few who witnessed totality in the Pacific Ocean, the half-minute solar eclipse of April 8, 2005, was a real dazzler.
President Nominates New NASA Chief
President George W. Bush has nominated physicist and aerospace engineer Michael D. Griffin to serve as the next administrator of the US space agency.
Picture Imperfect: NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope
Like Hubble before it, Spitzer has flawed optics. But in this case the problem is mostly aesthetic, with little or no impact on the observatory's scientific capabilities.
Hubble Takes a Hit
The rumors that circulated in late January were true: The Bush Administration's proposed budget for fiscal year 2006 includes no money to service the Hubble Space Telescope.
Senator Vows to Fight for Hubble
Amid new rumors that NASA plans to abandon the Hubble Space Telescope), Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-Maryland) has vowed to continue fighting to keep the observatory operating.
David Lunt (1942-2005)
The founder and principal designer of Coronado Technology Group brought hydrogen-alpha solar observing to the masses.
NASA Chief Resigns
NASA administrator Sean O'Keefe, who ran the agency for three years, announced his resignation late yesterday in a letter to President George W. Bush.
Hubble Gets a Shot in the Arm
A blue-ribbon panel of experts has recommended that NASA should return Space Shuttle astronauts to the Hubble Space Telescope to extend its scientific lifetime.
Hubble Panel Endorses Servicing Mission
A panel of outside experts has told NASA that another Hubble servicing mission is crucial, and that it should be carried out by Space Shuttle astronauts if necessary.
Hubble Study Gets Under Way
The US National Academy of Sciences has assembled a stellar committee of experts to weigh options for extending the life of the Hubble Space Telescope.
Hubble Servicing: Robot to the Rescue?
NASA is considering whether robots, instead of shuttle astronauts, might be able to upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope.
Gloves Come Off in Fight to Save Hubble
Both houses of Congress are now battling NASA and the Bush administration over the future of the Hubble Space Telescope.
A House Call for a Hubble House Call
The US House of Representatives is considering a resolution that could lead to the reversal of NASA's widely criticized decision to stop servicing the Hubble Space Telescope.
Hubble Debate Heats Up
The fate of the Hubble Space Telescope remains uncertain as astronomers and others question whether NASA is justified in deciding to stop servicing the orbiting observatory.
Hubble Gets a Reprieve
NASA administrator Sean O'Keefe has agreed to seek a second opinion concerning whether to stop servicing the Hubble Space Telescope.
How to Help Hubble
S&T's readers are asking how to resist NASA's decision to stop servicing the Hubble Space Telescope. Here's a guide to useful actions you can take.
Hubble Supporters Fight Back
Astronomers and their supporters in Congress are beginning to fight back against NASA's decision to stop servicing the Hubble Space Telescope.
Hubble Gets the Heave-Ho
NASA has announced that the Hubble Space Telescope will not be serviced again, signaling the beginning of the end for the orbiting observatory.