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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 […]

  • NASA Watch
  • July 12, 2022
(Update) NASA Just Told Congress That Webb Has Not Been Launched Yet
(Update) NASA Just Told Congress That Webb Has Not Been Launched Yet

Statement by NASA Administrator Nelson – Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Committee on Appropriations United States Senate, NASA “Later this year, NASA will launch the James Webb Space Telescope (Webb), the largest and most complex space science observatory ever built. Webb is an infrared telescope designed to observe the farthest objects, broadening and transforming our understanding of the early universe. It will see the light from the […]

  • NASA Watch
  • May 4, 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 […]

  • NASA Watch
  • 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

  • NASA Watch
  • January 13, 2022
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 […]

  • NASA Watch
  • 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 […]

  • NASA Watch
  • December 25, 2021
Webb Launch Delayed Due To Ground Processing Issues (Update)
Webb Launch Delayed Due To Ground Processing Issues (Update)

Testing Confirms Webb Telescope on Track for Targeted Dec. 22 Launch, Arianespace “Engineering teams have completed additional testing confirming NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is ready for flight, and launch preparations are resuming toward Webb’s target launch date of Wednesday, Dec. 22, at 7:20 a.m. EST. Additional testing was conducted this week to ensure the observatory’s health following an incident that occurred when the release of a clamp band caused […]

  • NASA Watch
  • November 25, 2021
"The Hunt For Planet B": A Wonderful Documentary That NASA Simply Ignores
"The Hunt For Planet B": A Wonderful Documentary That NASA Simply Ignores

Keith’s note: I just watched “The Hunt For Planet B“, a documentary on the James Webb Space Telescope which aired on CNN. I must say that this is a splendid film. It managed to capture the scope and breadth of what JWST is going to do and the scientific and political complexities that have dogged its development. Most importantly, however, this fim is about the people who have labored to […]

  • NASA Watch
  • November 20, 2021
GAO On Webb: Things Are Getting Better, But …
GAO On Webb: Things Are Getting Better, But …

James Webb Space Telescope: Project Nearing Completion, but Work to Resolve Challenges Continues “Since 2019, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) project, one of the agency’s most complex science missions, has made considerable progress toward launch–now planned for October 2021–by resolving technical issues, but some schedule and cost challenges remain. For example, in March 2021, NASA officials reported that launch vehicle anomalies that the […]

  • NASA Watch
  • May 13, 2021