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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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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 …