Friday, September 11, 2009
This is an example of NASA PR. It worked too since hundreds of media carried the Hubble telescope images. It almost makes one forget that NASA didn't want to fix the telescope and wanted to burn it in the atmosphere to get rid of it. It took the badgering of thousands of scientists to convince NASA to make one final trip to Hubble in order to refit it. No matter now. Hubble is producing beautiful astronomy, and NASA is showing it off to the agency's advantage. It takes a strong sense of self-preservation to turn a negative into a positive.