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I read article about Hubble, which turns 20 this week, that was… - Portrait of a Young Man as The Artist — LiveJournal
I read article about Hubble, which turns 20 this week, that was rather glowing in its "Hubble-is-awesomeitude". But ended on the following:
    At some point, the telescope will break down. Eventually, NASA expects to deorbit it and send it crashing down over the Pacific.

Sure, there's a new 'scope in the works but still.... Why would you finish an article on such a downer, as it were? Hubble is still producing mind-bendingly awesome pictures and useful research. It is, in fact, a marvel of technology.

You jerks.

Today. Today is.... Today, I suppose. It is Crazylegs Classic and I'm surprisingly sad I didn't know. It's a five mile run around downtown; five miles I could do at a not embarrassing pace (maybe). I've added a reminder to sign up for it next year on my Calendar for the first day of last month next year.

Madison Marathon is May 30th. They have a quarter marathon course. 6.6 miles.... Could you get ready for that in a month? Less than a month?

Feeling weird, likely some amount of tired and nervous.
Probably just need more coffee.

At least I'm having a good beard day.
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karkadann From: karkadann Date: April 24th, 2010 05:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Funny story, that is exactly the kind of offhand remark which I heard on the radio last year that made me want to do a Hubble poem. Along the lines of "and when it's eventually de-orbited into the sea."

I was just about to post that exact NPR quote you mention in my non-LJ to make that point.
tyskkvinna From: tyskkvinna Date: April 24th, 2010 06:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's true though. Hubble is ridiculously past it's expiry date.
moocowrich From: moocowrich Date: April 24th, 2010 07:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Let's build a giant trampoline over the Pacific so it can bounce back up to space after its fall from the heavens.

Also, I'm going to be in town for the briefest of visits next week Saturday, if you're interested in hanging out for a bit. We have too many cars down here (we can't drive 2 and a U-Haul), so I'm dropping Anna's off at my folks' house and then checking out an apartment. Then I'll fly back. Quickest. Weekend. Ever.
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: April 25th, 2010 11:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Darn! He's going on a work trip that day, and I'm working the farmer's market then going to a bridal shower...

next time!
moocowrich From: moocowrich Date: April 26th, 2010 12:07 am (UTC) (Link)
There will be plenty of next times!
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: April 26th, 2010 02:54 am (UTC) (Link)
And then you'll LIVE HERE!!!! :)
mysterysquid From: mysterysquid Date: April 25th, 2010 03:30 am (UTC) (Link)
ALl good things come to an end, I guess, and twenty plus years is a bloody good run really. Still, would they end an interivew with a celebrity by talking about how they'd die one day?

Mate, it'd take me a month to run six miles!

And hey, good beard day = win.
zesty_pinto From: zesty_pinto Date: April 25th, 2010 04:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Don't sweat it, even Mir and Skylab had to go away eventually.
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