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NASA's new telescope bears the name of James Webb (center), an influential figure who was appointed by President John F. Kennedy to lead the space agency during the '60s. But some astronomers say discrimination against gay and lesbian government employees during his tenure should preclude him from having a telescope named in his honor. PhotoQuest/Getty Images hide caption

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Shadowed By Controversy, NASA Won't Rename New Space Telescope

Some scientists say discrimination against gay and lesbian government employees during James Webb's tenure as NASA administrator should preclude him from having a telescope named in his honor.

NASA's new telescope bears the name of James Webb (center), an influential figure who was appointed by President John F. Kennedy to lead the space agency during the '60s. But some astronomers say discrimination against gay and lesbian government employees during his tenure should preclude him from having a telescope named in his honor. PhotoQuest/Getty Images hide caption

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Shadowed by controversy, NASA won't rename its new space telescope

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Fans practice social distancing during a game between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers on April 15 in Los Angeles. With a new season set to begin soon, some players are hesitant to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP hide caption

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