Recovery Act Money Pays for Webb Work

Recovery Act - James Webb Space Telescope Observatory Contract Effort and Report

"NASA/GSFC has a requirement for the design, development and launch of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), and is utilizing American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds to provide for key elements of the observatory contract performance through approximately September 30, 2009. These performance elements are focused on the completion of critical tasks (e.g., design, development and fabrication) for the Optical Telescope Element, the Sunshield, and various system and subsystem areas, as well as completion of tasks for integration and testing of critical hardware. NASA/GSFC is purchasing the items from Northrop Grumman Corporation, Redondo Beach, CA under the existing contract that was competitively awarded to the company on 9/16/2002."

Keith's note: I thought that the Recovery Act was supposed to create or save jobs. Wasn't work on Webb already being paid for? Is this money going to create new jobs? If so, how many? Or was there a chance that people would be laid off without this money? If so, how many? If this revovery money is being used to pay existing Webb bills, will Ed Weiler deduct that sum from the amount already in the budget for Webb? Just curious.

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