James Webb Space Telescope News


Mission Press Releases

  • NASA Readies James Webb Space Telescope for December Launch
    NASA HQ - Wednesday, September 8, 2021
    Posted on: 9/8/2021 2:01:14 PM PDT

  • Media Invited to Virtual Briefing as NASA’s Webb Prepares for Launch
    NASA HQ - Wednesday, May 5, 2021
    Posted on: 5/5/2021 11:19:43 PM PDT

  • COSMOS-Webb is slated to be the largest program in JWST’s first year of operation
    Rochester Institute of Technology - Monday, April 19, 2021
    Posted on: 4/19/2021 2:20:55 PM PDT

  • NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope General Observer Scientific Programs Selected
    NASA HQ - Tuesday, March 30, 2021
    Posted on: 3/31/2021 1:15:13 AM PDT

  • Ground Segment Testing a Success for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope
    Goddard Space Flight Center - Monday, August 24, 2020
    Posted on: 8/24/2020 9:30:48 PM PDT

  • James Webb Space Telescope to launch in October 2021
    European Space Agency - Thursday, July 16, 2020
    Posted on: 7/16/2020 8:43:05 PM PDT

  • NASA to Provide Update on James Webb Space Telescope
    NASA HQ - Wednesday, July 15, 2020
    Posted on: 7/15/2020 5:31:14 PM PDT

  • Northrop Grumman Completes Next Critical Launch Milestones of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Spacecraft
    Northrop Grumman Corporation - Friday, February 8, 2019
    Posted on: 2/8/2019 10:29:55 PM PDT

  • NASA's most technically complex space observatory requires precision
    Goddard Space Flight Center - Saturday, July 28, 2018
    Posted on: 7/28/2018 3:45:42 PM PDT

  • House Science Committee Demands Answers on James Webb Space Telescope Delays
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - Thursday, July 26, 2018
    Posted on: 7/26/2018 9:37:23 PM PDT

  • Ranking Member Bera's Opening Statement for Second James Webb Space Telescope Hearing
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Democrats - Thursday, July 26, 2018
    Posted on: 7/26/2018 2:08:41 PM PDT

  • Ranking Member Johnson’s Opening Statement for Second James Webb Space Telescope Hearing
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Democrats - Thursday, July 26, 2018
    Posted on: 7/26/2018 2:07:26 PM PDT

  • Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson Statement at James Webb Space Telescope Hearing
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Democrats - Wednesday, July 25, 2018
    Posted on: 7/25/2018 2:53:07 PM PDT

  • Rep. Bera Statement at James Webb Space Telescope Hearing
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Democrats - Wednesday, July 25, 2018
    Posted on: 7/25/2018 2:50:09 PM PDT

  • Watch This Space: NASA Administrator Talks Webb Science with Nobel Laureate
    NASA HQ - Tuesday, July 24, 2018
    Posted on: 7/24/2018 9:41:37 PM PDT

  • Ranking Member Johnson Statement on the Assessment of the James Webb Space Telescope
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Democrats - Thursday, June 28, 2018
    Posted on: 6/28/2018 4:13:12 PM PDT

  • NASA Completes Webb Telescope Review, Commits to Launch in Early 2021
    NASA HQ - Wednesday, June 27, 2018
    Posted on: 6/27/2018 4:33:28 PM PDT

  • Media Telecon on Status of James Webb Space Telescope, June 27th
    NASA HQ - Tuesday, June 26, 2018
    Posted on: 6/27/2018 1:37:29 AM PDT

  • NASA Announces Independent Review Board Members for James Webb Space Telescope
    NASA HQ - Monday, April 9, 2018
    Posted on: 4/9/2018 4:26:21 PM PDT

  • James Webb Space Telescope update: new launch window under review
    European Space Agency - Tuesday, March 27, 2018
    Posted on: 3/27/2018 6:23:24 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • NASA James Webb Space Telescope Vibration Test Status 16 December 2016
    Goddard Space Flight Center - December 20, 2016
    Posted on: 12/20/2016 1:47:46 PM PDT

  • NASA James Webb Space Telescope Early Release Science Program Request
    NASA HQ - December 21, 2015
    Posted on: 12/21/2015 8:33:21 PM PDT

  • James Webb Space Telescope on Track but May Benefit from Improved Contractor Data to Better Understand Costs
    Government Accountability Office - December 17, 2015
    Posted on: 12/17/2015 7:36:17 PM PDT

  • The Case for a James Webb Space Telescope Extragalactic Key Project
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - December 17, 2015
    Posted on: 12/17/2015 5:05:49 PM PDT

  • James Webb Space Telescope Plan for Observations in the Solar System
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - October 15, 2015
    Posted on: 10/16/2015 1:59:50 AM PDT

  • House Science Committee Reviews James Webb Space Telescope
    American Institute of Physics - April 1, 2015
    Posted on: 4/1/2015 10:37:58 PM PDT

  • Hearing on Webb Space Telescope: Statement by John Grunsfeld
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - March 24, 2015
    Posted on: 3/24/2015 4:18:43 PM PDT

  • Hearing on Webb Space Telescope: Statement by Jeffrey Grant
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - March 24, 2015
    Posted on: 3/24/2015 4:16:32 PM PDT

  • Hearing on Webb Space Telescope: Statement by John Mather
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - March 24, 2015
    Posted on: 3/24/2015 4:14:01 PM PDT

  • Hearing on Webb Space Telescope: Statement by Rep. Lamar Smith
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - March 24, 2015
    Posted on: 3/24/2015 4:11:38 PM PDT

  • Hearing on Webb Space Telescope: Statement by Rep. Steven Palazzo
    - March 24, 2015
    Posted on: 3/24/2015 4:10:33 PM PDT

  • GAO: James Webb Space Telescope: Project Facing Increased Schedule Risk with Significant Work Remaining
    Government Accountability Office - December 16, 2014
    Posted on: 12/16/2014 3:30:11 PM PDT

  • NASA Webb's Heart Survives Deep Freeze Test
    Goddard Space Flight Center - October 21, 2014
    Posted on: 10/21/2014 9:50:01 PM PDT

  • Observing Planetary Rings with JWST: Science Justification and Observation Requirements
    arXiv.org e-Print archive - March 28, 2014
    Posted on: 3/28/2014 7:57:42 PM PDT

  • Solar System Observations with JWST
    - March 28, 2014
    Posted on: 3/28/2014 7:56:16 PM PDT

  • James Webb State Telescope: Meeting Commitments but Technical, Cost, & Schedule Challenges Could Affect Continued Progress
    Government Accountability Office - January 8, 2014
    Posted on: 1/8/2014 6:56:43 PM PDT

  • James Webb Space Telescope Backplane Arrives at Marshall for Testing
    Marshall Space Flight Center - August 23, 2013
    Posted on: 8/23/2013 4:04:25 PM PDT

  • James Webb Space Telescope: Actions Needed to Improve Cost Estimate and Oversight of Test and Integration
    Government Accountability Office - December 3, 2012
    Posted on: 12/3/2012 9:14:10 PM PDT

  • A Clear Reflection on Webb Telescope's Secondary Mirror
    Goddard Space Flight Center - November 12, 2012
    Posted on: 11/12/2012 7:04:16 PM PDT

  • Photo: Webb Space Telescope Mirror Inspection
    NASA HQ - October 3, 2012
    Posted on: 10/3/2012 5:08:12 PM PDT