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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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David Lunt (1942-2005)

The founder and principal designer of Coronado Technology Group brought hydrogen-alpha solar observing to the masses.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Hubble Servicing: Robot to the Rescue?

NASA is considering whether robots, instead of shuttle astronauts, might be able to upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Hubble in Limbo

NASA would like to keep the famous telescope alive, but it needs the Space Shuttle to do it.

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