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NASA Reconsiders Hubble Telescope Repairs

President Bush's nominee for NASA director, Michael Griffin, may revive efforts to repair the Hubble Space Telescope at his confirmation hearing. NASA previously abandoned a plan to use an unmanned robot to repair the telescope, but a new internal review has given high marks to the same proposal.

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David Kestenbaum
David Kestenbaum is a correspondent for NPR, covering science, energy issues and, most recently, the global economy for NPR's multimedia project Planet Money. David has been a science correspondent for NPR since 1999. He came to journalism the usual way — by getting a Ph.D. in physics first.