Re: [Wanna be Astronomers] Re: Fw: Hubble Repair Money Supposed to be "Grandfathered In"
- Selling it is an excellent idea. It would have to be a country that has a manned space program, so the only one that really qualifies is Russia. Our manned program is just about spent, and the Chinese effort isn't really off the ground yet, so to speak.I heard some expert on the radio talking about the HST, and he said if we don't do something in the next six months, it'll probably be too late. The clock is ticking.-- Dave----- Original Message -----From: pygmandoSent: Wednesday, February 09, 2005 3:30 AMSubject: [Wanna be Astronomers] Re: Fw: Hubble Repair Money Supposed to be "Grandfathered In"
--- In email@example.com, "Dave Adalian"
There is no such thing as a five year budget under the Federal
system. It begans Oct 1 each year an has to be reappoved each
year by both houses.
Why dont we sell the Hubble to China or Japan or even a private
group rathar than dumping it in the Ocean. Or put it up for
bid on E-bay
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Save The Hubble" <SaveTheHubble@s...>
> To: <dpalta@c...>
> Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2005 6:20 PM
> Subject: Hubble Repair Money Supposed to be "Grandfathered In"
> > February 8, 2005
> > Friend of Hubble,
> > We have raised $13,000 and counting. Keep it coming.
> > https://www.slooh.com/savethehubble/contribute.jsp
> > As expected, the budget released on the 7th does not include
funding for a
> > Hubble
> > servicing mission, in direct contradiction to former NASA
> > Sean O'Keefe's
> > statement in 2002 that the mission was already "grandfathered in"
> > budget.
> > See below for more detail, as released by the House Science
> > Best regards,
> > Michael Paolucci
> > www.savethehubble.org
> > www.slooh.com
> > Science & Technology
> > February 2, 2005
> > NEWS
> > House Science Committee, Democratic Membership
> > 2320 Rayburn House Office Building
> > 394 Ford House Office Building
> > Washington, DC
> > 20515
> > fax: 202/225-3895
> > 202/225-6375
> > staff contact: Alisha Prather 202/225-6375
> > http://www.house.gov/science_democrats/welcome.htm
> > Gordon Reminds NASA of Their Stated Budget Commitment to Hubble
> > Mission
> > Below is the answer submitted by Mr. Sean O'Keefe, Administrator,
> > Aeronautics and
> > Space Administration (NASA) in response to written questions
> > Congressman Bart
> > Gordon resulting from the February 27, 2002 Science Committee
> > NASA's FY03 budget
> > request:
> > Q2. According to the FY 2003 NASA budget request, the new policy
> > the cost of any
> > Shuttle flight above the four per year allocated to the Space
> > be borne by the
> > customer for that flight. In your response to my question at the
> > 27th hearing, you
> > stated that "in the next Hubble servicing mission two years out,
> > see that cost
> > incorporated in the space science costs." Does the five-year
> > for space science
> > contained in the FY 2003 budget request include funds for the
cost of the
> > Shuttle flight for
> > the next Hubble servicing mission? If so, how much funding is
> > for that Shuttle
> > mission, and where is it included in the space science budget, by
> > and fiscal year?
> > A2. The next Hubble Servicing Mission is SM-4, which is scheduled
> > launch in 2004. This
> > long-planned servicing mission is considered "grandfathered in"
> > policy, and the
> > projected budget for the mission was included in the five-year
> > runout under the Office
> > of Space Flight. The Office of Space Science will have to budget
> > Hubble retrieval
> > mission, currently scheduled for the 2010 timeframe.