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NASA investigates renaming James Webb telescope after anti-LGBT+ claims
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NASA is considering whether to rename its flagship astronomical observatory, given reports alleging that James Webb, after whom it is named, was involved in persecuting gay and lesbian people during his career in government. Keeping his name on the US$8.8-billion James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) — set to launch later this year — would glorify bigotry and anti-LGBT+ sentiment, say some astronomers. But others say there is not yet enough evidence against Webb, who was head of NASA from 1961 to 1968, and they are withholding judgement until the agency has finished an internal investigatio

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chinhoyang
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until the agency has finished an internal investigation


what a waste of time and money



CaptainsWafer
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And they’re going to change anyway. Now that the cat is out of the bag they’ll have to.


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Democrats are the softest people the world has ever seen


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what a waste of time and money


The Director of Diversity and Equity and her team of 12 sociologists will happily accept their $4 million payout to look into this for a week.


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internal investigation


More useless taxpayer fund spending! Yay democrats!


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MoarKilometers
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re: NASA investigates renaming James Webb telescope after anti-LGBT+ claims
This definitely is google searchable, under "first space movie in 1992"


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Democrats are the softest people the world has ever seen



ironic that they are the most violent frickers in our nation's history. never let a good war go to waste.


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re: NASA investigates renaming James Webb telescope after anti-LGBT+ claims
This is further proof of the idiom "give them an inch, they take a mile." This will never stop. I used to think it would, but shite like this only seems to be gaining momentum. At some point, everyone will be accountable for every single mistake they've ever made in life, and if you've ever even used the word "gay" or called your best friend a "boy/girl" (and assumed gender) you will be on the chopping block.

Stupid doesn't even begin to describe shite like this, and it only seems to be getting worse.


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re: NASA investigates renaming James Webb telescope after anti-LGBT+ claims
The James Webb Telescope is mythical to me, for years i've waited for it.

Now they are ruining its with this BS.


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re: NASA investigates renaming James Webb telescope after anti-LGBT+ claims
I long for a world where we could snap our fingers and take away all the things created by people who did or said something questionable to/about LGBT or non-whites

It would be nice to live in the wilderness like Tarzan and see the offended try and survive.
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terriblegreen
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re: NASA investigates renaming James Webb telescope after anti-LGBT+ claims
Name it after me. I have no issues with the queers.


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did NASA not put up a LGBTQ+ Alliance logo this year and a Black Square last year? i thought they’d be safe?

they did…oh well.
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lsuhunt555
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re: NASA investigates renaming James Webb telescope after anti-LGBT+ claims
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Keeping his name on the US$8.8-billion James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) — set to launch later this year — would glorify bigotry and anti-LGBT+ sentiment

No it doesn't. It means that this particular man had a profound affect on this type of research and in this field. If they wanted to name a dating app after him that made fun of gays, then yea...I could see that being a problem.


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re: NASA investigates renaming James Webb telescope after anti-LGBT+ claims
Once renamed the telescope will be focused solely on Uranus.


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re: NASA investigates renaming James Webb telescope after anti-LGBT+ claims
Is he white?
Is he male?

CANCEL THAT MOTHERfrickER


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touchdownjeebus
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re: NASA investigates renaming James Webb telescope after anti-LGBT+ claims
If they really cared about LGBTQ folks they wouldn’t use his invention. I guess that’s off the table though.


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did NASA not put up a LGBTQ+ Alliance logo this year and a Black Square last year? i thought they’d be safe


The USA has become a nation led by absolute pussies


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did NASA not put up a LGBTQ+ Alliance logo this year and a Black Square last year? i thought they’d be safe?

Yes, they showed weakness and now will be preyed on.


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Once renamed the telescope will be focused solely on Uranus.


Props, I laughed.


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