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Computer Malfunction Delays Hubble Mission

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Computer Malfunction Delays Hubble Mission

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Computer Malfunction Delays Hubble Mission

Computer Malfunction Delays Hubble Mission

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Astronaut F. Story Musgrave, pictured during the first service repair of the Hubble Telescope in 1993. NASA hide caption

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Astronaut F. Story Musgrave, pictured during the first service repair of the Hubble Telescope in 1993.

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NASA has postponed a planned repair mission to the Hubble Space Telescope after a new problem developed with the orbiting observatory.

Ed Weiler, associate administrator of the Science Mission Directorate at NASA, explains why repairs won't take place until Feb. 2009 — at the earliest.

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