Seems I did not do as much reading about NASA and their decision to let the Hubble space telescope go obsolete as I should have. If I had done a little more research, I would have found that they already had plans to scrap Hubble by 2011 and launch a new, improved version named for James Webb. The decision NASA made last week only speeds up Hubble's demise. As for now, it does nothing to change the plans for the Webb telescope. I'm still not a fan of going to Mars, but as long as we continue to explore the parts of space we will never visit, I can live with it.