James Webb Space Telescope Night at the NASA Goddard Visitor Center

Observatory Manager, Paul Geithner speaks during James Webb Space Telescope Night at the NASA Goddard Visitor Center on August 26, 2010. Credit: NASA/GSFC/Bill Hrybyk On August 26, over 140 visitors filled the Goddard Visitor Center for “Seeing the First Light,” a special night to learn about the James Webb Space Telescope. This free, engaging event was part the Goddard Visitor … Read More

Artist Concept: James Webb Space Telescope (NASA, 4/8/09)

An artist’s rendering of the James Webb Space Telescope in orbit. Set to launch to space in 2013, the telescope is NASA’s next-generation premier space observatory, designed to explore deep space phenomena and provide clues about the formation of the universe. Cryogenic testing of the telescope’s first high-powered mirrors has been completed at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, … Read More

James Webb Space Telescope Mirrors

The James Webb Space Telescope mirrors have completed deep-freeze tests and are removed from the X-ray and Cryogenic test Facility at Marshall Space Flight Center. To read more go to: www.nasa.gov/topics/technology/features/webb-mirror-cryo…. Credit: Emmett Given, NASA Marshall NASA image use policy. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center enables NASA’s mission through four scientific endeavors: Earth Science, Heliophysics, Solar System Exploration, and Astrophysics. … Read More

Complete Guide to NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Project – Spacecraft, Instruments and Mirror, Science, Infrared Astronomy, GAO and Independent Review Reports, Congressional Hearings

Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), currently under construction and planned for launch sometime near 2018, is provided in this unique compilation of official NASA material. There is complete data on the JWST mission, science investigations, instruments and subsystems, unique mirror technology, the L2 orbit, special gyros, sunshield, infrared astronomy science to be obtained … Read More

James Webb Space Telescope: Actions Needed to Improve Cost Estimate and Oversight of Test and Integration

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has provided significantly more time and money to the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) than previously planned and expressed high confidence in the project’s new baselines. Its current cost estimate reflects some features of best practices for developing reliable and credible estimates. For example, the estimate substantially meets one of four cost characteristics–comprehensive–that … Read More

Astrophysics in the Next Decade: The James Webb Space Telescope and Concurrent Facilities (Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings)

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), planned for operation in about five years, will have the capability to investigate – and answer – some of the most challenging questions in astronomy. Although motivated and designed to study the very early Universe, the performance of the observatory’s instruments over a very wide wavelength range will allow the world’s scientific community unequaled … Read More

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Trying out the Pentax’s "digital microscope" function.

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The digital microscope housed within EMSL’s microfabrication capability, operated here by Ryan Kelly, the technical lead of EMSL’s Microfabrication Facility, brings small-volume microfluidic devices into focus. The digital microscope is an essential tool within the microfabrication facility. For more information, see www.emsl.pnl.gov

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Digital Microscope Image