Despite the fact that the Hubble Space telescope is crippled by the fact that its orbit has it pointed towards the Earth 50% of the time, it still has been a great success for NASA. Now it looks like Hubble will die a slow death:
With the moon on its horizon, NASA sees a slight increase in the budget proposed by President Bush on Monday, but it's not enough to save the Hubble Space Telescope.
NASA thinks it is too risky to send a shuttle up for a repair mission.
I salute you, Hubble Space Telescope!