Tuesday, April 19, 2005

New Director for STSCI

So, apparently Matt Mountain is the new appointee for Space Telescope Science Institute Director.
Loss for Gemini, good for STSCI. (Jean-René Roy apparently steps up to the plate at Gemini).

That's going to be an interesting job - first task I guess is to see if Griffin is serious about revisiting HST rescue as was hinted at in the confirmation hearings. Given the delay, that'd require serious $ upfront from Congress - if they want it done within the current budget it'd wipe out all other science programs.

Well, at least we can look forward to the Next Generation Space Telescope, Real Soon Now.


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