WFIRST: White House Cuts, Congress Restores, NASA Forges Ahead

NASA Approves Development of Universe-Studying, Planet-Finding Mission

"The FY2020 Consolidated Appropriations Act funds the WFIRST program through September 2020. The FY2021 budget request proposes to terminate funding for the WFIRST mission and focus on the completion of the James Webb Space Telescope, now planned for launch in March 2021. The Administration is not ready to proceed with another multi-billion-dollar telescope until Webb has been successfully launched and deployed."

FY 2021 Budget, OMB

"Consistent with prior budgets, the Budget provides no funding for the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope".

White House Wants To Kill WFIRST - Again (2019), earlier post

"The Budget proposes to terminate the WFIRST mission and instead focus on completing the delayed James Webb Space Telescope."

AAS Officials Concerned with Proposed Cancellation of WFIRST, (2018), earlier post

"Sharing alarm voiced by other scientists, leaders of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) are expressing grave concern over the administration's proposed cuts to NASA's astrophysics budget and the abrupt cancellation of theWide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST)."

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