Nancy Grace Roman, NASA’s first chief astronomer, was a member of River Road UU Congregation in Bethesda, Maryland.
A rendering of the space telescope NASA is naming for Dr. Nancy Grace Roman (1925–2018). (© NASA)
Dr. Nancy Grace Roman (1925–2018). (©NASA)
On May 20, NASA announced that it will name the next-generation space telescope currently under development in honor of Dr. Nancy Grace Roman. NASA’s first chief astronomer, Roman was considered the “Mother of the Hubble,” and was a longtime member of River Road UU Congregation in Bethesda, Maryland. The Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope is set to launch in the mid-2020s and will investigate astronomical mysteries, such as the force behind the universe’s expansion, and search for distant planets beyond our solar system.
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