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NASA to Get Second Opinion on Hubble's Fate

Retired Adm. Harold Gehman, who led the investigation into the Columbia space shuttle disaster, calls for a new review of the risks and benefits of keeping the Hubble space telescope alive. NASA administrator Sean O'Keefe tells a Senate panel he'll seek advice from the National Academy of Sciences, though for now he stands by his decision to retire Hubble early. Hear NPR's David Kestenbaum.

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David Kestenbaum
David Kestenbaum is a correspondent for NPR, covering science, energy issues and, most recently, the global economy for NPR's multimedia project Planet Money. David has been a science correspondent for NPR since 1999. He came to journalism the usual way — by getting a Ph.D. in physics first.