James Webb Space Telescope News


Mission Press Releases

  • 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

  • Subcommittee Gets Update on the James Webb Space Telescope
    House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Democrats - Tuesday, March 24, 2015
    Posted on: 3/25/2015 12:32:52 AM PDT

  • Northrop Grumman, ATK Complete Testing of Backplane for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope
    Northrop Grumman Corporation - Wednesday, July 9, 2014
    Posted on: 7/9/2014 1:49:44 PM PDT

  • Testing Completed on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Backplane
    NASA HQ - Tuesday, July 8, 2014
    Posted on: 7/9/2014 1:38:22 PM PDT

  • Near-Infrared Camera Integrated into James Webb Space Telescope
    Lockheed Martin Corporation - Wednesday, April 9, 2014
    Posted on: 4/9/2014 5:32:42 PM PDT

  • Media, Public Invited to Visit NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Exhibit at South by Southwest
    Northrop Grumman Corporation - Wednesday, March 5, 2014
    Posted on: 3/6/2014 1:29:32 AM PDT

  • New Video Goes "Behind the Webb" To See 100 Points of Light
    Goddard Space Flight Center - Tuesday, February 4, 2014
    Posted on: 2/5/2014 9:52:06 PM PDT

  • Space Dynamics Laboratory Delivers James Webb Space Telescope Subsystem to NASA
    Utah State University - Monday, February 3, 2014
    Posted on: 2/3/2014 8:08:26 PM PDT

  • NASA's Next-Generation Space Telescope Is Coming Together
    Lockheed Martin Corporation - Monday, February 3, 2014
    Posted on: 2/3/2014 6:10:38 PM PDT

  • NASA Administrator Bolden, Senator Mikulski View Progress on James Webb Space Telescope
    - Monday, February 3, 2014
    Posted on: 2/3/2014 3:04:01 PM PDT

  • NASA Discusses James Webb Space Telescope Progress
    NASA HQ - Wednesday, January 29, 2014
    Posted on: 1/29/2014 9:04:11 PM PDT

  • James Webb Space Telescope Passes a Mission Milestone
    NASA HQ - Friday, January 24, 2014
    Posted on: 1/24/2014 4:46:50 PM PDT

  • Sunshield for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Ready for Manufacturing
    Northrop Grumman Corporation - Thursday, September 19, 2013
    Posted on: 9/19/2013 11:43:44 PM PDT

  • Call for Media: Delivery of James Webb NIRSpec flight instrument to NASA
    European Space Agency - Tuesday, August 27, 2013
    Posted on: 8/27/2013 6:56:49 PM PDT

  • Lockheed Martin Ships Near Infrared Camera For James Webb Space Telescope To NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    Lockheed Martin Corporation - Thursday, July 25, 2013
    Posted on: 7/26/2013 1:42:30 PM PDT

  • New Video Reveals NASA is 'Spinning a Webb'
    Goddard Space Flight Center - Wednesday, July 10, 2013
    Posted on: 7/10/2013 10:37:13 PM PDT

  • Goddard Helps Set 2 Guinness World Records
    Goddard Space Flight Center - Thursday, June 20, 2013
    Posted on: 6/20/2013 8:07:28 PM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • 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

  • Letter from Rep. Frank Wolf to OMB Director Jacob Lew Regarding James Webb Space Telescope
    Rep. Frank Wolf - September 28, 2011
    Posted on: 9/28/2011 5:03:14 PM PDT

  • The James Webb Space Telescope--It's Complicated, but so Is Leadership''
    Space Telescope Science Institute - September 12, 2011
    Posted on: 9/12/2011 12:23:20 PM PDT

  • James Webb Space Telescope Q&A Session: A Town Hall Webinar
    Space Telescope Science Institute - September 11, 2011
    Posted on: 9/12/2011 12:49:21 AM PDT

  • Memo from AAS Solar Physics Division to AGU Heliophysics Section Regarding Webb Space Telescope Costs
    American Astronomical Society Solar Physics Division - September 9, 2011
    Posted on: 9/9/2011 9:04:06 PM PDT

  • James Webb Space Telescope Threatens Planetary Science
    Planetary Exploration Newsletter - September 8, 2011
    Posted on: 9/8/2011 10:39:28 PM PDT