I note that NASA, almost unique in terms of American Government organisations, has decided that what policies or philosophies a NASA administrator possibly had overseen in the past, should have no influence upon the right of NASA to keep his name on an orbiting telescope.
Seems as though literally hordes of LGBTQ activists and other Social Justice-minded scientists were calling for NASA to change the name of the James Webb Space Telescope to reflect the name of someone who was supposed to be against homosexuals in NASA, and was also accused by his detractors of encouraging subordinates to target homosexuals, and encourage them to leave NASA employ.
Although none have put forwards any proof that Webb was against homosexuals at all, the fact that one homosexual was fired because, he himself alleges, he was a homosexual, seems to the SWJ mob to be enough to get the name change through.
I have always been minded in my belief that the past should lie undisturbed. What a man did or was party to, a couple of decades, or a couple of centuries ago, whether reprehensible in today’s terms or not; must not be allowed to colour our beliefs in that past, in modern times. The sheer lunacy of the statue demolishers, the alleged thought processes of students who profess to be offended by a painting, a statue, or the name of the person who bequeathed the cash to build a hall or a university: they should be told, abruptly: “If you do not like the symbolism of the man who funded the building of this college; then you have the perfect excuse to depart, for we do not expect you to remain.”
So, all success to NASA, who simply refused to be bullied into a Space Telescope name change, because of some unproven allegations!