Save Hubble Resolution Introduced in House

“A Colorado congressman and seven colleagues introduced a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives March 3 urging NASA to establish an independent panel of experts to review its recent decision to forgo any further servicing of the Hubble Space Telescope.

Rep. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) said in a statement that he introduced the resolution to draw attention to Hubble’s scientific contributions to ensure that the telescope is not abandoned in the next several years without someone other than NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe having a say. NASA announced Jan. 16 that it was canceling a planned space shuttle mission to service Hubble, citing the danger of launching the shuttle to a destination other than the international space station.”