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NASA Ames' persistent star

Kepler's principle investigator recognized by President Obama

NASA's Kepler mission was a dream that NASA Ames scientist William Borucki shared with Carl Sagan and others -- a telescope floating in outer space that could peer deeper into the heavens than ever before. But Borucki was told repeatedly by NASA administrators that the proposal was a non-starter.

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Posted by Martin Omander
a resident of Rex Manor
on Nov 12, 2013 at 9:55 pm

I didn't know any of the Kepler mission's back story. Thanks for putting it into an article! It's one of the most important science missions NASA has flown, in my opinion.


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