X-Message-Number: 23904
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 02:00:04 -0700
From: James Swayze <>
Subject: [off topic] Save Hubble Space Telescope

I know this is way off topic but I hope you all will forgive me. 
However, we do need to support good science wherever it is because in 
the end it all supports our trek to the future. O'Keefe of NASA made a 
unilateral decision to stop servicing the space telescope and allow its 
orbit to decay and come to Earth with unknown consequences. His singular 
decision was made without any oversight, public discussion or input from 
leading scientists. The Hubble is not an agingand obsolete telescope 
past its useful life. It is in it's prime and is still producing 
excellent content for discovery and analysis of the universe even 
reaching as far back in time to observe the development of the universe 
a scant 200 million years from the big bang. Imagine what could be done 
if another couple of Hubble type scopes were placed in space and linked 
together in a ELA, [extremely large array] several hundred or even a 
thousand miles apart all viewing the same exact position in space and 
like ground based VLA's enhancing image quality and distance reach.

Let O'Keefe and the current anti science administration know this is a 
bad decision and that the real owners of the Hubble, the shuttle and 
NASA are unhappy about not being involved in the decision. Go here to 
sign a petition that is growing by hundreds every day. 


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