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Akin is finalist in Hubble Space Telescope repair plan

Dave Akin with his Space Systems Laboratory's  Ranger robot.
Dave Akin with his Space Systems Laboratory's Ranger robot.

ISR-affiliated Associate Professor Dave Akin (AE/ISR) is one of the finalists in NASA's plan to use robots to prolong the life of the Hubble Space Telescope. A National Academies of Science committee will winnow the ideas to provide a shortlist of contenders for the $300 million mission by the end of the summer. The most recent mentions of Akin are in a Reuters story and an Associated Press story.

—June 2004

June 5, 2004


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