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Independent Report Says Hubble Worth Saving

A National Academies of Science committee finds that the Hubble Space Telescope, if repaired, is still a valuable scientific resource, and says NASA should not let it fall into disrepair and ultimately die in orbit. But NASA and the committee are at odds over what steps should be taken to save Hubble. NPR's Richard Harris reports.

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Award-winning journalist Richard Harris has reported on a wide range of topics in science, medicine and the environment since he joined NPR in 1986. In early 2014, his focus shifted from an emphasis on climate change and the environment to biomedical research.