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Hubble Costs Escalate

By Keith Cowing
November 28, 2004

27 November 2004: Expense may sink Hubble mission, Florida Today

“NASA’s plan to launch a remote-controlled, two-armed android to repair the Hubble Space Telescope may cost almost as much as taxpayers paid to build the vaunted observatory in the first place. The estimated price tag of a robotic rescue mission — between $1 billion and $2 billion — is raising eyebrows and questions about whether Hubble is worth the investment amid tight budgets and periodic reports of technical woes that could cripple the spacecraft before the robot gets there.”

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