Space Watch: Is there life after Hubble?

WASHINGTON, April 21 (UPI) -- A series by UPI examining the exploration of space. This week: New NASA Administrator Michael Griffin's promise to reconsider the decision to cancel the space shuttle servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope once the shuttle starts flying again mak

Analysis: Hubble's salvation inevitable

WASHINGTON, May 10 (UPI) -- Indications are growing that the aging Hubble Space Telescope will not be allowed to die -- even if the U.S. space shuttle fleet will not be deployed to save it.
PHIL BERARDELLI, United Press International

Analysis: JFK, Bush space plans similar

WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) -- A comparison of the space exploration proposals of George W. Bush and John F. Kennedy reveals surprising similarities as well as to-be-expected differences across the generations.
FRANK SIETZEN, United Press International

Hubble's loss also impacts UV astronomy

LONDON, March 30 (UPI) -- A British astronomer has warned that the loss of the Hubble Space Telescope will rob astronomers of a view of the cosmos in the ultraviolet range.

Analysis: Hubble's end not quite foregone

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- Several factors are combining to suggest the fate of the Hubble Space Telescope -- which NASA administrator Sean O'Keefe has said will never again be visited by a space shuttle repair mission -- might not be a foregone conclusion.
PHIL BERARDELLI, United Press International

Extending Hubble's mission considered

HOUSTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Although the Hubble Space Telescope is scheduled to be shut down in 2010, extending it beyond that deadline would enable scientists to use it in conjunction with the NASA's new telescope -- the Next Generation Space Telescope or NGST -- a leading astronom

Findings deepen mystery of black holes

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- For the first time, astronomers have found medium-sized black holes among some very old star clusters, a discovery that adds new evidence to help solve an abiding cosmic conundrum: Which came first, galaxies or black holes?

TRW edges out Lockheed to build telescope

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- TRW Inc. defeated a rival bid from Lockheed Martin to build NASA's successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, the space agency announced Tuesday.

TRW wins bid to build next space telescope

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- NASA on Tuesday chose TRW over rival Lockheed Martin to build the agency's follow-on to the Hubble Space Telescope.
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James Webb
U.S. Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) (R) meets with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon, Myanmar on August 15, 2009. Suu Kyi has been detained for 14 of the past 20 years and was convicted of violating the terms of her house arrest by allowing American John Yettaw to stay at her home for two days. After Sen. Webb's visit, the generals of Myanmar agreed to release Yettaw, who was sentenced to seven years of hard labor. UPI/Sen. Webb's office

James Henry "Jim" Webb, Jr. (born February 9, 1946) is the senior United States Senator from Virginia. He is also an author and a former Secretary of the Navy. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

A 1968 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Webb served as a Marine Corps infantry officer until 1972, and is a highly decorated Vietnam War combat veteran. During his four years with the Reagan administration, Webb served as the first Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs, then as Secretary of the Navy.

Webb won the Democratic nomination for the 2006 Virginia Senate race by defeating Harris Miller in the primary, then won the general election by defeating the Republican incumbent George Allen. Webb's thin margin in the general election (less than 0.5%) kept the outcome uncertain for nearly two days after polls closed on November 7, 2006, and provided the final seat that tilted the Senate to Democratic control. On his sixty-fifth birthday, he announced that he will not seek re-election in 2012, saying that he does not want to spend his whole life in politics, and that he wants to return to the private sector.

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