Sure, Hubble’s main instrument is down, but the observatory itself isn’t out for the count just yet. A servicing mission is planned for next year, remember.
But for a while it wasn’t clear if NASA was going to give Hubble one last tune up or not. During that time, a couple of enterprising independent filmmakers put together a documentary called “Saving Hubble”. The trailer is online, and it’s pretty interesting and engaging, and even – gasp – fun! They have a blog, too.
If NASA had PR guys like this I suspect a lot of their public image problems would go away.
Don’t forget, if you have an astronomy question – maybe about Hubble? – send it to me for “Q & BA”!