In the Agora reports that the budgetary knives are out, yet again, for the Hubble Space Telescope.
The Hubble has been one of the scientifically most productive of our space efforts. It would be a shame to ditch it for long-term manned space efforts, especially since what's needed to extend the life of the Hubble would be just a drop in the manned-space bucket.
All may not be lost. Write your Congressman, as they say.