Griffin said today that a final decision on any possible crewed servicing mission is still pending NASA’s successful return to flight with the launch of the shuttle Discovery. However, with that launch now delayed nearly two more months, Griffin said the Goddard team has to get started now to preserve the option of saving Hubble before the popular telescope is scheduled to go dark.More details at Space.com
NASA starts preparations for mission to save Hubble
Posted on Friday, April 29 2005 @ 21:33 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Mike Griffin, NASA's new Administrator, told members of the Congress that he has directed engineers to start preparations for a space shuttle servicing mission to save the Hubble Space Telescope, on the assumption that one ultimately will go forward.