The budget cutting 2012 congress decided that it is not important for us to view the past and understand the universe around us. NASA has long been working to replace the Hubble Telescope. The original plan was 2018. It will be longer now, if happening at all.
Here is a link to the NASA video explaining the project: The Webbscope
Find out more: Read about the telescope.
What do you think? Is this something that should be cut from the national budget?