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Thu May 21, 2020, 03:35 PM

Planned NASA space telescope renamed after astronomer Nancy Grace Roman

Source: Physics World

NASAs troubled space telescope, WFIRST, has been renamed the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope in honour of NASAs former chief of astronomy.

The telescope has had a difficult existence so far, having twice been given zero funding by the Trump administration only for the US Congress to reinstate its budget.

In March this year, NASA approved construction of the $4bn space telescope, and the naming of the Roman Space Telescope has now cemented NASAs commitment to the project, which ranked highest for astrophysics at the last US National Academy of Science Decadal Survey.

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Astronomer Nancy Grace Roman (19252018) studied astronomy at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania and in 1949 completed a PhD at the University of Chicago, where she worked at the Yerkes Observatory. She joined NASA in 1958, where she became one of the chief architects of NASAs space telescope programme.

Read more: https://physicsworld.com/a/planned-nasa-space-telescope-renamed-after-astronomer-nancy-grace-roman/

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 04:42 PM

1. K & R

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 04:50 PM

2. Fux sake.

Should'a been named after the first Commander-in-Chief of the Space Force.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #2)

Thu May 21, 2020, 06:31 PM

4. Steve Carrel?

Im also thinking they did it so Trump would assume their naming after the conservative talk show host Nancy Grace, so he would immediately rubber stamp it.

NASA Guy 1: Hey, Mr. President wed like to fund a new
satellite. It help better understand the impact of clim

NASA Guy 2: *coughs* shakes head...

Trump: What was it we...

NASA GUY 2: Were calling it the Sean Hannity Trooth Buster 9000

Trump: Oooo I Love it! Approved!

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 04:51 PM

3. Perhaps tRump thought the acronym meant Women FIRST, something he can never abide. . . nt

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