LIVE: NASA to Make Announcement About WFIRST Space Telescope Mission

Illustration of NASA’s Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST)
Illustration of NASA’s Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST)
Credits: NASA

NASA will host a special edition of NASA Science Live at 15:00 UTC, Wednesday, May 20, to share an exciting announcement about the agency’s Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) mission. The episode will air live on NASA’s websiteNASA YouTubeNASA Facebook and Twitter/Periscope.

Members of the mission will respond to questions from the livestream chat in real time during the episode. Follow @NASA and @NASAWFIRST on Facebook and Twitter for additional information.

WFIRST is a space telescope that will conduct unprecedented large surveys of the infrared universe to explore everything from our solar system to the edge of the observable universe, including planets throughout our galaxy and the nature of dark energy.

WFIRST is managed by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, with participation by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, the California Institute of Technology’s Infrared Processing and Analysis Center in Pasadena, the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, and a science team comprising scientists from research institutions across the United States.

For more information about WFIRST, visit:


Felicia Chou
Headquarters, Washington

Last Updated: May 18, 2020
Editor: Sean Potter

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