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Here’s how to watch NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope launch

December 24th, 2021

It’s almost time for the James Webb Space Telescope to launch, and you aren’t going to want to miss it. The successor to NASA and Europe’s Hubble Space Telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope will launch on December 25 at 7:20 a.m. from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana. NASA will be streaming …

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The James Webb Space Telescope is delayed yet again

June 1st, 2021

If you’ve been following the development of the James Webb Space Telescope for any length of time you already know that the project is both incredibly late — it was supposed to launch in 2007 — and grossly over budget — the project was supposed to cost $500 million but has since ballooned to over …

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NASA’s next-gen space telescope delayed for the millionth time

July 17th, 2020

NASA has announced that the James Webb Space Telescope will yet again miss its planned launch date and instead launch in October 2021… maybe. The telescope was originally supposed to launch in 2007 on a $500 million budget. It’s been nearly a decade and a half since the planned launch, and costs have ballooned to …

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NASA confirms the James Webb telescope will once again miss its date

June 11th, 2020

NASA has officially confirmed the James Webb Space Telescope will miss its expected March 2021 launch date. The telescope, originally expected to launch in 2007 and cost $500 million, has been delayed many times and now costs around $10 billion thanks to the failings of primary contractor Northrop Grumman. This latest delay has been blamed …

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NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope shows off its shiny new mirror

April 2nd, 2020

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope takes one big step towards eventually being cleared for launch by arranging its mirror array.  The telescope’s current launch date is 2021, but that may change as the coronavirus pandemic has forced a reduction in the workforce.  Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has seen …

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Two halves of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope finally meet

August 28th, 2019

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is a cautionary tale of what happens when you place too much trust in (and shell out too much money to) a government contractor. Northrop Grumman has failed to meet NASA’s expectations every step of the way, pushing development back by over a decade and costing literally billions of dollars …