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Why Is All The Webb Stuff Important To Everyone Else, NASA?
Why Is All The Webb Stuff Important To Everyone Else, NASA?

Keith’s note: I did a lot of TV today. One question that the French, Turkish, Qatari, and German hosts asked me today is why this is important to people – real people. I gave the usual answers about science, knowledge, and maybe a few technological benefits. But I realized that I need to do more homework. I *really* need to give good examples of actual relevance to this global audience. […]

  • NASA Watch
  • July 12, 2022
Webb Image Release Timeline Update
Webb Image Release Timeline Update

– Webb Reveals Cosmic Cliffs, Glittering Landscape of Star Birth – Webb Sheds Light on Galaxy Evolution, Black Holes – Webb Reveals Steamy Atmosphere of Distant Planet in Detail – Webb Captures Dying Star’s Final ‘Performance’ in Fine Detail The First James Webb Space Telescope is Awe Inspiring “The first image of the James Webb Space Telescope did not disappoint and when you think for a minute what you’re looking […]

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  • July 12, 2022
Neil Tyson Finds Astronomy Events Boring

Gee, for someone who more that happily accepts the mantle of being Carl Sagan's heir apparent, this is probably one of the most discouraging things anyone could possibly say when it comes to inspiring people to look up at the night sky. Just sayin, Neil. https://t.co/T4WyFIePfz — NASA Watch (@NASAWatch) May 16, 2022

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  • May 16, 2022
Planetary Science and Astrobiology 2023-2032 Decadal Survey Issued
Planetary Science and Astrobiology 2023-2032 Decadal Survey Issued

Report Identifies Priority Planetary Science Missions, Planetary Defense Efforts, and Strategic Investments for the Next Decade “A new decadal survey [Origins, Worlds, and Life: A Decadal Strategy for Planetary Science and Astrobiology 2023-2032] from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine identifies scientific priorities and opportunities and makes funding recommendations to maximize the advancement of planetary science, astrobiology, and planetary defense in the next 10 years. The recommendations by […]

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  • April 19, 2022
Webb Space Telescope Works. Perfectly.

NASA’s Webb Reaches Alignment Milestone, Optics Working Successfully “On March 11, the Webb team completed the stage of alignment known as “fine phasing.” At this key stage in the commissioning of Webb’s Optical Telescope Element, every optical parameter that has been checked and tested is performing at, or above, expectations. The team also found no critical issues and no measurable contamination or blockages to Webb’s optical path. The observatory is […]

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  • March 16, 2022
ICYMI: Webb Made A Big Splash In New York City

Some cool pics of immense @MorganStanley advertisements in New York City in December after the launch of #NASAWebb with #astronomy and #astrobiology themes. #JWST #NASA pic.twitter.com/npbgCJ2V67 — NASA Watch (@NASAWatch) January 13, 2022

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  • January 13, 2022
Inspiring The Next Generation Of Space Explorers

Inspiring the Next generation of Explorers FYI @Dr_ThomasZ This photo shows one of James Webb's great-grandchildren watching the launch of James Webb Space Telescope – it was forwarded to me by Sean O'Keefe with the family's permission to post. #AdAstra #JWST #NASAWebb pic.twitter.com/8AkyuVBPzQ — NASA Watch (@NASAWatch) December 27, 2021

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  • December 27, 2021
Webb Mission Updates
Webb Mission Updates

James Webb Space Telescope 26 December, 2021 Update – First Mid-Course Correction Burn Completed, NASA “At 7:50 pm EST, December 25, 2021, Webb’s first mid-course correction burn began. It lasted 65 minutes and is now complete. This burn is one of two milestones that are time critical — the first was the solar array deployment, which happened shortly after launch.” NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope launches in French Guiana, Washington […]

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  • December 26, 2021
Webb Launch Coverage
Webb Launch Coverage

The James Webb Space Telescope Has Left Earth “The James Webb Space Telescope is safely in space, powered on and communicating with ground controllers. Webb continues in coast phase, and is now oriented correctly with respect to the Sun. At approximately 30 minutes after launch, Webb’s solar array began to open up. It is now fully deployed and we have confirmed that the spacecraft is power positive.” James Webb Space […]

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  • December 25, 2021