The Beeb is reporting that funding for a mission
to the Hubble space telescope has been cut from the NASA budget.
Without another mission to replace failing gyroscopes and other equipment, the telescope will eventually fall back to earth.
This is logical under the rules of the Bush administration: they only spend money on people and projects that fail. If you fail you will be promoted, if you do your job you will be pushed out. This is why the missile defense system is still moving ahead, but the Hubble is being allowed to come down.
Think about it. We were about to capture Osama bin Laden and stabilize Afghanistan, but resources were withdrawn so we could launch the Iraqi disaster.