quasi in rem

Thursday, March 11, 2004

Hubble Death Not Certain: "Sean O'Keefe agreed to talk to officials at the academy, but later told reporters that safety rules approved by both Congress and NASA after the space shuttle Columbia accident make it virtually impossible to mount a space shuttle mission to repair the orbiting telescope.
'We're not likely to be able to do that,' O'Keefe said after his testimony before the Senate appropriations subcommittee on VA-HUD-Independent Agencies, the panel that provides oversight for NASA.

Canceling the final servicing mission for Hubble is major surgery. Any prudent person would get a second opinion," Mikulski said.

Mikulski represents Maryland, home of the Goddard Space Flight Center and the Space Telescope "

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