Mikulski Vows To Fight For Hubble
“Hubble's best days are ahead of it, not behind it. That's why I am so disappointed that President Bush has failed to include funding in this year's budget for a servicing mission that would extend the life of the Hubble. I led the charge last year to add $300 million to NASA’s budget for a Hubble servicing mission, and I plan to do it again. I will fight in the United States Senate this year to fund a servicing mission to Hubble by 2008, a mission that would potentially increase Hubble’s power and efficiency by a factor of 10 and allow us to look back almost to the beginning of the universe."