A billionaire hopes to upgrade the Hubble telescope during a private SpaceX mission, but could that really happen?

a view of a telescope and robotic arm through the window of a space shuttle. earth and clouds are in the background

NASA’s iconic Hubble Observatory still has years to live, and there are ideas in the works to perhaps keep it running even longer — but those proposals could face an uphill battle.

The Hubble Space Telescope, launched in 1990, has been serviced by astronauts five times and remains in good health. But the telescope is aging and slowly falling towards Earth due to the natural resistance of the atmosphere. That’s why billionaire entrepreneur and private astronaut Jared Isaacman helped propose a servicing mission to the telescope for the first time since 2009.

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