Technology has advanced and the time has come to put up a successor to the Hubble Space Telescope. NASA is well on the way to a next generation space telescope but to my horror, they've chosen to call it the James Webb Space Telescope!
"Who the hell is James Webb?" you might ask. Well, he was a lawyer and a bureaucrat. He happened to be the top administrator of NASA through the glory years of Gemini and Apollo, but he was not a scientist.
Is anyone else offended by having a piece of advanced technology named after a bureaucrat? I'm fine with putting his name on a government building, but I think the next generation space telescope should be named after a scientist - perhaps Carl Sagan.
Should we protest?