Money Problems With Webb? (Updated)

Keith's note: Sources report that Northrop Grumman Space Technology (NGST), the prime contractor on James Webb Space Telescope told its subcontractor, Ball Aerospace, that NGST was out of money for Webb. This of course points back to money issues at NASA. In response Ball reportedly stopped work the program. Sources report that NGST subsequently told Ball that they now have money. As a result Ball should start up again on Monday. I am awaiting word from NASA SMD PAO on this matter.

Keith's update: According to NASA PAO "NASA has checked with Northrop Grumman and Ball and confirmed that no stop work actions have been taken at Ball.Work on JWST continues as planned."

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