"Last month, NASA deliberated and decided against changing the name of the
James Webb Space Telescope, an orbital observatory expected to revolutionize
astronomy that happens to be named after a homophobic former NASA
The space agency announced, without giving any details, that an investigation
had occurred and that it found no reason to rename the space telescope, despite
Webb himself having allowed NASA security to interrogate employees over their
sexuality during his tenure in the 1960s.
But despite that attempt to quietly resolve the issue, NASA is under fire once
again: Astronomer Lucianne Walkowicz announced today that she has resigned from
her post as an advisor to the space agency in protest of what she calls a sham
Via Kevin O'Brien.
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