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NASA Won’t Rename Telescope After 1,200 People Protest LGBT Discrimination

NASA has said it will not rename its upcoming James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) despite concerns over its namesake from over 1,000 astronomy enthusiasts.

The space agency is due to launch the powerful new space observatory—seen as the successor to the famous Hubble telescope—on December 18, 2021.

But concerns have emerged over the new telescope’s namesake, former NASA administrator and ex-U.S. undersecretary of state James Webb.

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