A reader tips me off to this.
It’s ironic that the Hubble Space Telescope is doomed largely due to problems with the Space Shuttle. I consider the shuttle missions to service the Hubble to be among the program’s greatest accomplishments.
…one Senate source predicted that the decision would “go over like a lead balloon” for many lawmakers.
Which is also about how the Hubble is going to come down.
Very sad. Probably very necessary. But very sad.