It’s official: NASA won’t rename the James Webb Space Telescope

The most powerful space telescope currently in operation will retain its controversial name. The James Webb Space Telescope launched in December 2021 amid calls for the observatory to be renamed. The observatory was named in 2002 after government bureaucrat James Webb, who served as the second administrator of NASA during the 1960s. But opponents of … Read more

Will NASA rename the James Webb Space Telescope? The controversy explained.

This article was originally published at The Conversation. (opens in new tab) The contributed the article to Space.com’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights (opens in new tab). Alice Gorman (opens in new tab)Associate Professor in Archeology and Space Studies, Flinders University The first images from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) are astounding. With its … Read more