Shuttle astronauts would do a better job of upgrading the ailing Hubble Space Telescope than robots, a panel of space experts has said.
The panel was set up to look at ways of servicing Hubble, which needs replacement gyroscopes and batteries and some new instruments.
A robotic mission was favoured by Nasa chief Sean O'Keefe in the aftermath of the Columbia space shuttle disaster.
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Panel rejects plan to use robots to save Hubble
Posted on Sunday, Dec 12 2004 @ 23:31 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck