Nasa: Space Concierge

Perhaps now the astronomers and other "pure" scientists will stop whining about how manned space flight is stealing all the money from real science. Why? Because last week man -- that clunky, bulky, heaving, breathing space lunk -- saved Hubble. And Hubble, the $1.6 billion orbiting telescope, is the kind of robot observer that scientists like to claim is the real way to explore space, far better than the clumsy Spam-in-a-can bipeds we periodically and extravagantly hurl into orbit. Well, now that man has done this for the robots, it is time for the robots and their human advocates to shut...

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