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Unformatted text preview: ay_hubble_space_telesc ope_worth_the_cost, accessed 6/27/11) EK Voters continue to be big supporters of NASA and the manned space program, but they’re a little less sure about the value of the Hubble Space Telescope, the subject of a high-profile astronaut repair job completed on Tuesday. Forty-seven percent (47%) of U.S. voters say the scientific value of the Hubble telescope has been worth the cost of building and repairing it, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Twenty-one percent (21%) disagree and nearly one-third (32%) are not sure. Sixty percent (60%) of men think the Hubble is worth the investment, compared to 35% of women. The New York Times, citing NASA figures, says the telescope, since it was first launched into space in 1990, has been repaired five times “by 16 astronauts performing 23 spacewalks, at a cost of $9.6 billion.” Gonzaga Debate Institute 2011 144 Mercury Politics Hubble Telescope – Unpopular – Women Only 35% of American women support the Hubble Telescope Rasmussen Reports, 5/20/2009 (Biggest public opinion poll conductor in the United States, “47% Say Hubble Space Telescope Worth The Cost”, http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/lifestyle/general_lifestyle/may_2009/47_say_hubble_space_telesc ope_worth_the_cost, accessed 6/27/11) EK Voters continue to be big supporters of NASA and the manned space program, but they’re a little less sure about the value of the Hubble Space Telescope, the subject of a high-profile astronaut repair job completed on Tuesday. Forty-seven percent (47%) of U.S. voters say the scientific value of the Hubble telescope has been worth the cost of building and repairing it, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Twenty-one percent (21%) disagree and nearly one-third (32%) are not sure. Sixty percent (60%) of men think the Hubble is worth the investment, compared to 35% of women. The New York Times, citing NASA figures, says the telescope, since it was first launched into space in 1990, has been repaired five times “by 16 astronauts performing 23 spacewalks, at a cost of $9.6 billion.” Gonzaga Debate Institute 2011 145 Mercury Politics Hubble – Popular – Senate – Mikulski (D-MD) Senator Mikulski supports Hubble telescope. Space Daily, ’06 (Space Daily, “Mikulski Applauds Hubble Announcement, Says Decision Is Right For America”, 11/2/06, http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Mikulski_Applauds_Hubble_Announcement_Says_Decision_Is_Right_For_Am erica_999.html, accessed 6/25/11, EK) Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) joined the staff at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. in celebrating NASA Administrator Michael Griffin's announcement that there will be a critical space shuttle mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope. "This is a great day for Maryland, for America, but most of all, for science. Hubble is a national asset and a national priority," said Senator Mikulski. "Without question, Hubble has been the most successful NASA program since Apollo. And like Apollo, Hubble has helped America lead the way in discovery and exploration." "This servicing mission will give Hubble new scientific instruments, new batteries and new gyroscopes, making Hubble far more powerful than it...
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