Go Atlantis! Go Hubble!
Did anyone catch Third Rock from the Sun on cable yesterday? The 'aliens' were remarking on the way humans get attached, emotionally invested into inanimate objects. Think the posts around Spirit, Opportunity, even Voyager illustrate this (hell, Star Trek made a film about it!); will be a sad day when Hubble bows out - hope it will be in a blaze of glory re-entering the atmosphere.
Particularly moved (how sad am I) by the Twitter postings 'from' Kepler, 1.7 million km out, it's a lonely place to be.