NASA Renames WFIRST For ‘Mother Of Hubble’

Nancy Roman
Credit: NASA
HOUSTON—NASA has renamed its struggling Wide Field Infrared Space Telescope (WFIRST) in honor of the late Nancy Grace Roman, a longtime pioneering woman astronomer sometimes referred to as the “Mother of Hubble.” Roman was also the agency’s first chief astronomer. “Dr. Roman really deserves to be...
Mark Carreau

Mark is based in Houston, where he has written on aerospace for more than 25 years. While at the Houston Chronicle, he was recognized by the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation in 2006 for his professional contributions to the public understanding of America's space program through news reporting.

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