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24/Apr/2005 Roberto Togawa Brasilia Brazil This is a very good initiative. Congratulations Fernando
25/Apr/2005 Alberto Torres Salvador Brazil Fernando, sucesso nesta jornada
25/Apr/2005 Paul Youlten London UK I am not a citizen of the USA - but believe that the images of space produced by Hubble have done much to make the world a better place to live. They help put our damp little planet in context. It would be a shame if we lost this unique eye into our universe.
25/Apr/2005 Fernando Ribeiro Brasilia Brazil The HubbleLog has been put up by my dear friend Roberto Togawa, a computer wizard, acomplished japanese cook, Master in Bioinformatics and a hell of a guy! He spared (very) precious time from his doctorate studies to help us! Thank you again Roberto! PS:He also put up the Save the Hubble petition list one year ago!
25/Apr/2005 Gordon Leeuw Amsterdam Netherlands The Hubble Space Telescope is a more powerfull weapon the all the bombs of the war! And hurts nobody either!
25/Apr/2005 Luana Feitosa Fortaleza Brazil O Hubble trouxe lindas imagens para nosso mundo e é uma pena que isso acabe. Letīs save the Hubble
26/Apr/2005 Patrick Adams Vacherie USA Don't continue to go backwarks. Abandoning the Hubble would be a phenominal move backwards. We would be closing our eyes the the universe around us. First the Concorde, now the Hubble. How other ways are we going to find to go backwards in our evolution?
2/May/2005 Claire Santa Fe, NM USA This is so exciting to know that the mission to repair Hubble will go foward. Amazing what one can do by just spreading the word about an important cause...
5/May/2005 Martha Brasilia Brazil That was a great editorial, Fernando. The images that the Hubble telescope brings from the outer space help us to feel more united as members of the same human race, floating together in this thin blue bubble we call earth.
6/May/2005 John Salisbury Yorktown, VA USA The Hubble telescope must not be allowed to die! The information collected has widened everyone's imagination and provides an excitement of discovery not usually experienced by ordinary people. This wonderous instrument has opened up our universe. We have much more to learn.
14/May/2005 Roberto Ruggiu Verona Italy I sent this letter to President G.W. Bush on Feb. 23, 2005 Dear Mr. President, I'm sure you have many a thing to think about right now, but I'll only be a minute. I'm writing to you to kindly ask you to rethink your policy concerning the fate of the Hubble telescope, which has given so much to the scientific community and humanity at large, as it has allowed us to really peer into the heavens and gather better knowledge about the universe we live in. I would just concentrate for just one moment on the importance that science and knowledge generated by it have for the betterment of the human condition on earth. Sticking to cosmology and space science, I would say that if we generate knowledge on the solar system and the universe, then the peoples of the earth will start looking at each other more as friendly next door neighbours, and many mutual preconceptions would probably be overcome. Please think about it!!! Moreover, you will certainly agree with me on the fact that religion is very important for human beings because it is the realm in which their spiritual dimension can express itself the most. But because it deals with the intangible, religion can be dangerous, and, in the name of some god, evil minds can make people do things that they would never do otherwise (e.g. 9-11). Science does not betray us and, as it is based on facts, data, it cannot be manipulated, so science and the knowledge it generates should be enhanced among peoples of the Earth because they are a tool of peace. Just think of how many people got lost in exhilaration upon looking at the pictures taken by the Hubble telescope. I would not be surprised if some had their lives changed by them, maybe somebody chose to go to college and study physics or astronomy, rather than becoming a kamikaze, who knows. Save the Hubble, Mr. Bush, save it and you'll have made a piece of history. Thank you for your consideration, Sincrely, Roberto Ruggiu M.Sc.
23/May/2005 Robert Tubbs Leiden Observatory Netherlands Perhaps it is worth pointing out that a large fraction of professional astronomers do NOT support the servicing of Hubble, and would rather the money were spent on preventing the JWST mirror size from being reduced from 6.5m to 4m (as seems likely now). However, if the US public would like this museum piece saved then it should be saved, as it is US taxpayers who paid for it (and not astronomers). I also understand the strong (and very vocal) feelings of the thousands of staff members who will loose their jobs if the servicing mission is cancelled!!!
5/Aug/2005 Mark Atlanta USA My view of NASA accomplishments is that Hubble is seen as vastly more impactful than the Space Station. The sad fact is that the space station is a struggling little outpost that has a grappling arm and can take pictures of the shuttle through a window. Is there a reason why a shuttle mission can't bring hardware to grab the Hubble and permanently attach it to the space station? It seems like a win/win for both Hubble and the space station.
3/Oct/2005 Allan I'm all for not destroying the hubble, but there is one thing i would like to point out to people that most seem to overlook (and a the anti-destory view i have). THINGS GET OLD! All tech gets old, i'm sure Gate's laptop gets old at a certain point. So I think that they should destory the Hubble if or when the replace it, but rather find a way to disassemble it and keep it as a relic (in a case so the rest of America can still see it) for all generations to see.
12/Dec/2005 Alec Hubble dallas USA you have the hubble's support haha.

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