SOFIA Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy

SOHO Solar and Heliospheric Observatory

SPICA Space Infrared telescope for Cosmology and Astrophysics

SPT South Pole Telescope

SSB Space Studies Board

SSE Stars and Stellar Evolution, Panel on

STC Science and Technology Center

STEM science, technology, engineering, and mathematics

STEREO Solar-Terrestrial Relations Observatory

STScI Space Telescope Science Institute

Tech/MSP Technology development and mid-scale projects

TMT Thirty-Meter Telescope

TRACE Transition Region and Coronal Explorer

TSIP Telescope System Instrument Program

UK United Kingdom

ULDB ultralong-duration balloon

UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

URO University Radio Observatory

UV ultraviolet

VERITAS Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System

VLA Very Large Array

VLBA Very Long Baseline Array

VLT Very Large Telescope

WFIRST Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope

WISE Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer

WIYN Wisconsin, Indiana, Yale, and NOAO Observatory

WMAP Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe

XEUS X-ray Evolving Universe Spectroscopy

XMM X-ray Multi-mirror Mission

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