Astronomy: March 2018 Archives

NASA Announces Senior Leadership Changes to Refocus Launch Readiness Efforts for Webb Telescope

"NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD) is taking essential steps to refocus efforts to ensure a successful mission for the agency's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) after an independent assessment of remaining tasks revealed more time is needed for testing and integration to meet a new launch window of approximately May 2020. Webb is SMD's highest priority project and the largest international space science project in U.S. history. All of the observatory's flight hardware is now complete. To best assure launch readiness, SMD has made the following personnel changes:"

NASA Hosts Media Teleconference on Status of James Webb Space Telescope

NASA's Webb Observatory Requires More Time for Testing and Evaluation; New Launch Window Under Review

"NASA's James Webb Space Telescope currently is undergoing final integration and test phases that will require more time to ensure a successful mission. After an independent assessment of remaining tasks for the highly complex space observatory, Webb's previously revised 2019 launch window now is targeted for approximately May 2020."

Stephen Hawking, science's brightest star, dies aged 76, The Guardian

"Stephen Hawking, the brightest star in the firmament of science, whose insights shaped modern cosmology and inspired global audiences in the millions, has died aged 76. His family released a statement in the early hours of Wednesday morning confirming his death at his home in Cambridge. Hawking's children, Lucy, Robert and Tim, said in a statement: "We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today. He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years. His courage and persistence with his brilliance and humour inspired people across the world. "He once said: 'It would not be much of a universe if it wasn't home to the people you love.' We will miss him for ever."

Professor Stephen Hawking Experiences the Freedom of Weightlessness During Historic Zero-Gravity Flight Out of Kennedy Space Center erlier post (2007)


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