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NASA’s Webb Space Telescope Launch Delayed to 2019

The most powerful space telescope ever built will have to wait on the ground for a few more months into…

2 years ago

Sunshield Layers Installed on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope as Mirror Cryo Cooling Testing Commences

The complex multilayered sunshield that will protect the delicate optics and state of the art infrared science instruments of NASA’s…

2 years ago

NASA Webb Telescope Resumes Rigorous Vibration Qualification Tests

Engineers have resumed a series of critical and rigorous vibration qualification tests on NASA’s mammoth James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)…

3 years ago

What is the International Space Station?

In orbit of Earth, at an altitude of between 330 and 435 km (205 and 270 mi), is the International…

3 years ago

Webb Telescope Gets its Science Instruments Installed

The package of powerful science instruments at the heart of NASA’s mammoth James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) have been successfully…

4 years ago

All Primary Mirrors Fully Installed on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

NASA GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER, MD - All 18 of the primary mirrors have been fully installed onto the flight…

4 years ago

James Webb Space Telescope’s Pathfinder Mirror Backplane Arrives at NASA Goddard for Critical Assembly Testing

The central piece of the “pathfinder” backplane that will hold all the mirrors for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)…

5 years ago

James Webb Space Telescope’s Giant Sunshield Test Unit Unfurled First Time

GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER, MD - The huge Sunshield test unit for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has been…

6 years ago

Happy Easter Sunday from the ISS ! Crew Hunts Easter Eggs & Goodies

ISS Commander Chris Hadfield plans surprise Easter egg hunt for station crew today - Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013. Credit:…

7 years ago