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(USA Today)   Submitter works at NASA so he's getting a kick out of all your replies: Word just in, Hubble is a GO for a fourth servicing mission   (usatoday.com) divider line 142
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2006-10-31 10:17:19 AM  
Awaits, submitter, awaits.
 
2006-10-31 10:25:56 AM  
Dude....when are we sending peeps to Mars????
 
2006-10-31 10:26:05 AM  
Butchered cliche with flagrant newsflash abuse? I smell greenlight.
 
2006-10-31 10:28:26 AM  
Best. News. Ever.

YAY!
 
2006-10-31 10:28:45 AM  
good
 
2006-10-31 10:30:31 AM  
Submitter here....Press just got the feed and I've been watching the announcement on NASA TV at work....
Whew....Guess I get to show up at work tomorrow and for the next few years....
I'm sure the mainstream media will pick this up any second....
/did I say WHEW?!
 
2006-10-31 10:30:34 AM  
That makes be just a tad horny.
 
2006-10-31 10:31:35 AM  
WOOT!!!
 
2006-10-31 10:31:46 AM  
www.photos.org.au

God is happy
 
2006-10-31 10:32:13 AM  
ksparrothd
from what I've seen on the paperwork, we should have folks on the Moon again by 2018-ish...and Mars *maybe* as early as 2025...but allow for mission and technical slippage....
/Logistics guy
 
2006-10-31 10:32:36 AM  
"NASA has added new safety precautions to every shuttle flight since shuttle Columbia disintegrated in 2003."

Well, that's comforting. Sort of like how the first two times I left babies alone in the bathtub they drowned, then afterward I enacted safety precautions to ensure they wouldn't.
 
2006-10-31 10:32:51 AM  
Very awesome.
 
2006-10-31 10:33:08 AM  
@ ChipNASA

I'm an ex-MOD guy, ISS ADCO to be specific. What center do you work at?

@ everybody

BEST. NEWS. EVAR!!!
 
2006-10-31 10:33:10 AM  
HOORAY!!!!1
I :)
Yay!
 
2006-10-31 10:35:20 AM  
Bastards changed the headline.
 
2006-10-31 10:35:22 AM  
I am at Goddard on the Hubble Project as Part of the new Astrophysics Projects Division Office...
 
2006-10-31 10:35:33 AM  
ChipNASA:
Submitter here....Press just got the feed and I've been watching the announcement on NASA TV at work....
Whew....Guess I get to show up at work tomorrow and for the next few years....
I'm sure the mainstream media will pick this up any second....
/did I say WHEW?!


According to Google News mainstream media picked this up 6 hours ago. And I personally read the story hours ago.
 
2006-10-31 10:36:09 AM  
I just flew in from Mars and, boy, are my arms tired!
 
2006-10-31 10:36:37 AM  
 
2006-10-31 10:36:52 AM  
That's ok...MODS Submitted this with a funnier headline!!!
/I still get credit!!
/HUBBLE SLASHIES FTW!!!! {:-)
 
2006-10-31 10:37:16 AM  
Hubble was wat too expensive (and usefull) to be rendered obsolete and deemed disposible by a bunch of bureaucrats.
 
2006-10-31 10:37:42 AM  
The good news: Hubble is getting another servicing mission

The bad news: It's going to be used for domestic espionage.

\not really
\\Guess ol' bricks and wings is good for something after all!
 
2006-10-31 10:37:59 AM  
Hooray!

/spacegeek
 
2006-10-31 10:38:16 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org
Approves the "servicing"
 
2006-10-31 10:38:21 AM  
Rest of the world to America: Thank you!

/or at least from me
 
2006-10-31 10:39:59 AM  
Who is going to service Hubble? Jenna Jameson? Asia Argento?

/got nothin
 
2006-10-31 10:40:12 AM  
Yay! Hubby ain't leavin me!
 
2006-10-31 10:40:14 AM  
I do seem to remember a process where you people ask me questions and I give you answers, and then I ask you questions and you give me answers, and that's the way we find out things. I think I read that in a manual somewhere.
 
2006-10-31 10:41:51 AM  
I like the headline. the telescope is pretty cool
too.
 
2006-10-31 10:42:03 AM  
********when the shuttle Columbia and its crew were lost due to damage done by flying foam insulation shortly after launch.******

And why haven't they found them yet..Are they hiding?

/Say they is dead.
//Or at least living impaired.
 
2006-10-31 10:42:03 AM  
Folks saying that this is old news..... STFU, DIAF & RTFA you are quoting!!!
Like I said, NASA Administrator Michael Griffin just made the announcement in the auditorium in Building 8 at Goddard Space Flight Center and MD Senator Barbara Mikulski is there as a huge Hubble Hugger...so it wasn't official until about 20 minutes ago...
/sheesh...like I said...I work at NASA...blah blah blah
 
2006-10-31 10:42:38 AM  
Submitter, just because you're the janitor doesn't mean you know about rockets.

damn hooligans.
"pace agency personnel have created new Hubble repair tools."

Are hubble repair tools much different from regular repair tools?
 
2006-10-31 10:43:27 AM  
Yippee
 
2006-10-31 10:45:11 AM  
ChipNASA
. . .from what I've seen on the paperwork, we should have folks on the Moon again by 2018-ish

Again? Wha?
 
2006-10-31 10:45:29 AM  
BassPlayinManiac
Troll....ignore....lame..nOOb....
 
2006-10-31 10:47:55 AM  
GO HUBBLE!!!

(Thank you, NASA, Congress*, everyone.) (*I can't believe I just said that.)
 
2006-10-31 10:48:40 AM  
The Icelander The good news: Hubble is getting another servicing mission

The bad news: It's going to be used for domestic espionage.


There are already at least a half-dozen 'scopes optically better than Hubble pointed at the Earth. Remember whenever the shuttle or a titan IV launched back in the 80s and 90s with a "classified DOD mission"? Yup.
 
2006-10-31 10:50:22 AM  
ChipNASA

You said people on the moon aroun d 2018ish...any word on the mission profile?
 
2006-10-31 10:50:26 AM  
ChipNASA, are the people that buy real estate on the moon as dumb as I think they are???
 
2006-10-31 10:51:38 AM  
There must be an election coming up.
 
2006-10-31 10:51:51 AM  
ftp1020 - me too. Good news.
 
2006-10-31 10:52:09 AM  
Good decision NASA. They've gotten so much more mileage out of the Hubble than originally planned.
 
2006-10-31 10:52:15 AM  
ChipNASA
My dad worked at NASA long time ago. He worked on Apollo 11 and met Neil Armstrong. Just thought I'd mention that.

Oh yeah, he has hair on the moon right now.
 
2006-10-31 10:52:30 AM  
Are hubble repair tools much different from regular repair tools?

While the first part may have been a troll, I would say that that is a pretty valid question. At least as far as tools for use in space in general are concerned. Correct me if I am wrong, but special materials are needed for objects that are brought into space due to the lack of an atmosphere and intense radiation that is encountered outside our protective ozone layer/magnetic field.
 
2006-10-31 10:52:45 AM  
For those that are curious, here is a line about the

President's Vision for Space Exploration

The Orion crew capsule will carry astronauts back to the moon and later to Mars. The first flight with astronauts aboard is planned for no later than 2014. Orion's first flight to the moon is planned for no later than 2020.

http://www.nasa.gov/missions/solarsystem/cev_faq.html


Constellation Program

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/constellation/main/index.html
/too lazy to do html so cut and paste
 
2006-10-31 10:53:02 AM  
The mrs is preggers. I could use a good servicing, myself.
 
2006-10-31 10:55:30 AM  
i44.photobucket.com
 
2006-10-31 10:56:26 AM  
Big deal. Who doesn't work for NASA here?
 
2006-10-31 10:57:56 AM  
So don't delay act now supplies are running out
Allow, if you're still alive, six to eight years to arrive
And if you follow there may be a tomorrow
But if the offer is shun you might as well be walking on the sun
 
2006-10-31 10:58:55 AM  
ChipNASA
BassPlayinManiac
Troll....ignore....lame..nOOb....


nOOb? are you kidding me? looks like someone is a little uptight about what they do. Why can't you joke about it? shiat, lighten up and pull that space ship outta yer ass!

/still wondering if hubble tools are any different from normal tools...
 
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