The remarkable story behind the soccer ball that survived the Challenger explosion.
Just saw this wonderful story about Ellison Onizuka, the first Hawaiian in space, the tragic explosion of the Challenger, his soccer ball that was one if the rare things recovered intact, and the two times the ball made it into orbit.
Just saw that the replacement for the Hubble Telescope will be delayed again.
The biggest problem facing Webb is after 2019 the funding needs another Congressional approval for 2020 and beyond. With NASA and hard science spending a low priority of the #MAGA race to the bottom crowd it might not ever get up there.
Some lowlights of what triggered this delay:
These are right up there with, “forgot if they were using the English or Metric system.”
Here’s hoping I live long enough to see an operational space telescope again.