Latest James Webb Stories

2008-10-08 15:45:00

The model of the James Webb Space Telescope has been making a lot of "orbits" around the world, and is now slated to "land" at the Deutsches Museum in Munich, Germany from October 13-28, 2008. The actual James Webb Space Telescope is in the process of being built. Once it launches in 2013 it will find the first galaxies and will peer through dusty clouds to see stars forming planetary systems, connecting the Milky Way to our own Solar System. Webb's instruments have been designed to work...

2008-07-10 15:00:08

To: SCIENCE EDITORS Contact: Rob Gutro of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, +1-301- 286-4044, Robert.J.Gutro@nasa.gov; or Sally Koris of Northrop Grumman, +1-310-812-4721, sally.koris@ngc.com GREENBELT, Md., July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The full- scale model of the James Webb Space Telescope resumes its world tour with a stop in Montreal. The model will be on display July 13 - 20 in conjunction with the 37th Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) Scientific Assembly. The models...

2007-05-03 15:08:15

This May, there will be more than one "web slinger" coming to town. In addition to the superhero, who will make his third movie appearance, NASA has its own "Webb" slinger "“ the James Webb Space Telescope. The Webb space telescope will be much larger than the Hubble Space Telescope, its predecessor. A life-sized model of the "Webb" telescope is coming to the National Mall, Washington. The James Webb telescope will be able to look back to the beginning of time. It will find the first...

2006-06-13 20:48:33

By John Whitesides, Political Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - James Webb, a former Navy secretary during the Reagan administration, won a rough Democratic primary fight in Virginia on Tuesday for the right to challenge Republican Sen. George Allen in November. Webb, a former Republican who switched parties over his opposition to the Iraq war, defeated Democratic lobbyist Harris Miller after winning the support of several influential Washington Democrats. Senate Democratic...

2004-11-29 15:00:10

James Webb telescope will have mirror support system made in Boulder BOULDER - As the Hubble Space Telescope nears its final few years of duty, its successor is being built in Boulder. The next generation James Webb Space Telescope is scheduled to replace the Hubble in 2010, and Boulder-based Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. again is helping to build the nation's leading mechanical space explorer. Ball Aerospace helped construct the 14- year-old Hubble, which looks deep into space...

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