Ah, the Orion Nebula. How beautiful. Even people who have a small telescope can see the swirling dust below the belt of one of our most beloved constellations!
The Hubble has indeed had its share of problems; from broken lenses to power failure. The US government, on several occasions, has seriously considered steering the Hubble to it's fiery death upon reentry into our atmosphere. But alas, NASA has found a way to keep it alive, and I for one am grateful.
Where else can you see pictures of what's really out there and feel divine hope all at the same time?