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Sen. Barbara Mikulski and NASA Administrator Michael Griffin / Newsline photo by Melissa Pachikara
Sen. Barbara Mikulski and NASA Administrator Michael Griffin discuss the Hubble servicing mission. (Newsline photo by Melissa Pachikara)

NASA to Give Hubble a Makeover in 2008

Space agency officials say they will send seven space shuttle astronauts on the mission to extend the life of the powerful  space telescope.

Related Links:

Hubble service mission info from the Space Telescope Science Institute

NASA's Hubble Web site

Background Stories from Capital News Service

NASA Agrees That In-Depth Look into Hubble's Future Is Merited (March 11, 2004)

Scientists Cautiously Optimistic About Space Telescope's Future (Jan. 30, 2004)

NASA Agrees to Review on Fate of Hubble (Jan. 29, 2004)

Maryland-Based Hubble Mission to Come to an End  (Jan. 16, 2004)

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Special Report published Spring 2004; last updated Nov. 2, 2006.

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