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Proposed NASA Budget Threatens Flagship Project

Goddard Space Flight Center/Conceptual Image Lab
WFIRST, the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope, is shown here in an artist's rendering.

The Trump Administration's proposed NASA budget would prioritize manned space exploration, but would cut other major projects, such as the WFIRST space telescope. The project, which had three Ohio State professors on its lead research team, would be the most powerful space telescope ever built.

We'll take a look at the significance of the WFIRST program, how it might answer lingering questions about our Universe, and how NASA funds science and exploration. 


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