James Webb Space Telescope News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • NASA’s Webb Observatory Requires More Time for Testing and Evaluation; New Launch Window Under Review
    NASA HQ - Tuesday, March 27, 2018
    Posted on: 3/27/2018 3:22:49 PM PDT

  • NASA Hosts Media Teleconference on Status of James Webb Space Telescope
    NASA HQ - Monday, March 26, 2018
    Posted on: 3/26/2018 10:33:14 PM PDT

  • Texas Astronomers Will Lead Early Studies with Webb Space Telescope
    McDonald Observatory - Tuesday, November 28, 2017
    Posted on: 11/29/2017 1:21:13 AM PDT

  • NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to be Launched Spring 2019
    - Thursday, September 28, 2017
    Posted on: 9/28/2017 7:19:11 PM PDT

  • James Webb Space Telescope Available for Media Viewing at NASA's Johnson Space Center
    Johnson Space Center - Thursday, May 25, 2017
    Posted on: 5/25/2017 1:16:44 PM PDT

  • Kepler Scientist on TIME Magazine's Most Influential List
    Ames Research Center - Friday, April 21, 2017
    Posted on: 4/21/2017 7:49:41 PM PDT

  • Media, Public Invited to Visit NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Exhibit at 'South by Southwest'
    NASA HQ - Thursday, March 9, 2017
    Posted on: 3/9/2017 3:06:26 PM PDT

  • Raytheon completes factory acceptance testing of flight operations system for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope
    Raytheon Company - Wednesday, January 25, 2017
    Posted on: 1/25/2017 9:21:57 PM PDT

  • NASA Invites Artists to Visit James Webb Space Telescope
    Goddard Space Flight Center - Friday, October 21, 2016
    Posted on: 10/21/2016 11:18:40 PM PDT

  • James Webb Space Telescope Exhibit at 4th USA Science & Engineering Festival
    NASA HQ - Tuesday, April 12, 2016
    Posted on: 4/12/2016 6:55:12 PM PDT

  • James Webb Space Telescope Exhibit at 4th USA Science & Engineering Festival
    NASA HQ - Tuesday, April 12, 2016
    Posted on: 4/12/2016 6:55:09 PM PDT

  • Media, Public Invited to Visit NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Exhibit at 'South by Southwest'
    NASA HQ - Thursday, March 10, 2016
    Posted on: 3/10/2016 4:29:32 PM PDT

  • James Webb Space Telescope secondary mirror installed
    Goddard Space Flight Center - Tuesday, March 8, 2016
    Posted on: 3/8/2016 11:15:33 PM PDT

  • James Webb Space Telescope to Offer Better View of Near Earth Objects
    Planetary Science Institute - Monday, February 8, 2016
    Posted on: 2/8/2016 6:04:07 PM PDT

  • NASA Invites Media to James Webb Mirror Media Event
    Goddard Space Flight Center - Thursday, January 14, 2016
    Posted on: 1/14/2016 3:26:04 PM PDT

  • NASA's Webb "Pathfinder Telescope" Successfully Completes Second Super-Cold Optical Test
    NASA HQ - Monday, November 30, 2015
    Posted on: 12/1/2015 1:48:16 AM PDT

  • Northrop Grumman Delivers Telescope Structure for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope
    Northrop Grumman Corporation - Wednesday, August 26, 2015
    Posted on: 8/26/2015 5:09:04 PM PDT

  • NASA Administrator Bolden to Visit Northrop Grumman's James Webb Space Telescope Facility
    Northrop Grumman Corporation - Friday, May 22, 2015
    Posted on: 5/22/2015 12:56:37 PM PDT

  • Engineers Clean Mirror with Carbon Dioxide Snow
    NASA HQ - Tuesday, May 12, 2015
    Posted on: 5/12/2015 2:08:46 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • 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

  • First Two Webb Telescope Flight Mirrors Delivered to NASA
    NASA HQ - September 25, 2012
    Posted on: 9/25/2012 2:24:42 PM PDT

  • American Astronomical Society President Testifies Before House Appropriators
    American Institute of Physics - April 15, 2012
    Posted on: 4/15/2012 7:17:26 PM PDT

  • Letter to Hillary Clinton and John Holdren: James Webb Space Telescope and our International Commitments
    James Webb Space Telescope Advisory Committee (JSTAC) - February 14, 2012
    Posted on: 2/14/2012 5:48:33 PM PDT

  • Workshop: Planning your JWST Solar System Observations Workshop
    Planetary Exploration Newsletter - February 5, 2012
    Posted on: 2/6/2012 4:33:04 AM PDT

  • Statement of Garth Illingworth at House Hearing on the James Webb Space Telescope Program
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - December 6, 2011
    Posted on: 12/6/2011 7:41:48 PM PDT

  • Statement of Roger Blandford at House Hearing on the James Webb Space Telescope Program
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - December 6, 2011
    Posted on: 12/6/2011 7:34:22 PM PDT

  • Statement of Jeffrey Grant at House Hearing on the James Webb Space Telescope Program
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - December 6, 2011
    Posted on: 12/6/2011 7:32:04 PM PDT

  • Statement of Richard Howard at House Hearing on the James Webb Space Telescope Program
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - December 6, 2011
    Posted on: 12/6/2011 7:27:30 PM PDT

  • AIP Number 120: Recent Developments on James Webb Space Telescope
    American Institute of Physics - September 29, 2011
    Posted on: 9/29/2011 11:57:09 PM PDT

  • Geological Society of America Planetary Geology Division: NASA Funding and James Webb Space Telescope
    Geological Society of America Planetary Geology Division - September 28, 2011
    Posted on: 9/29/2011 12:33:26 AM PDT