Long Live Hubble!
Good news...for once! Looks more and more like our pressure to save the Hubble has succeeded. Instead of using the Space Shuttle to simply fly up and down uselessly they are going to do what the Shuttle crew was trained to do: work in space! And the Shuttle is superb for this purpose and is one of the reasons why I supported the program in the first place.
Whew. By the skin of our teeth! Of course, this wasn't trumpeted by our leader in DC nor did our press make a big deal about it, too busy worrying about the old Pope dying of old age or a brain dead woman dying or brides running away. But let's be grateful they aren't actively trying to stop this from happening.
Oh, glorious day!