The photo below was released last week in commemoration of the Hubble Space Telescope’s 20th year of operation. So many grand and wonderful images have come from this great space veteran that it’s hard to believe that just a few years ago, NASA was thinking about scraping the Hubble. Thank goodness for the ingenuity of the technicians at the space agency and that we had the faithful shuttle to effect repairs on the telescope and give it a few more years of watching the skies.
Archive for April, 2010
…on the guys.
With the proposed Obama NASA budget, the International Space Station will become an extremely lonely place. Having to hitch a ride with the Russians every time we want to put someone on the station, or get them down, will make this place even more difficult to maintain. Though I don’t totally agree with the new direction the space agency is headed, I must say, that I was never a very big fan of the Ares and Orion projects. Not enough imagination, I thought. It seemed a bit cobbled together and much too expensive for the proposed outcome.
…what you are looking for, it usually turns out to be something totally unexpected.
Altogether, today is a really great day. There are all sorts of reasons that a day can be great. I have mine and you have yours. But I’ll bet whatever reason makes it a great day for us, there’s at least a hint of something sexy in if for all of us. Go out and make this a great day.