Forcing Hubble Fix

Things for Hubble are hot and getting hotter. A New Scientist article reports the House Science Committee is considering the option of stepping in with legislation to force NASA to repair Hubble.

The committee is awaiting various reports from NASA including an assessment of risks of a servicing mission.

(As the Probe has reported, lawmakers on the record supporting a Hubble repair mission include Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) who told NASA in a
letter March 2, "The funding that I included in the Omnibus Appropriations Act is to ensure that the workforce at Goddard, the Space Telescope Science Institute and their associated contractors remain fully engaged in all aspects of a servicing mission. Any attempt to cancel, terminate or suspend servicing activity would be a violation of the law unless it has the approval of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees.")

Mike Griffin, what's your say on Hubble's fate?

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