James Webb Space Telescope News


Mission Press Releases

  • NASA's Webb Telescope Gets Its Wings
    NASA HQ - Friday, March 15, 2013
    Posted on: 3/16/2013 1:22:06 AM PDT

  • Northop Grumman Invites Media and Public to Visit James Webb Space Telescope Exhibit at South by Southwest
    Northrop Grumman Corporation - Monday, March 4, 2013
    Posted on: 3/4/2013 5:50:59 PM PDT

  • NASA's Webb Telescope to Have a Texas-Sized Presence at the South by Southwest Festival
    NASA HQ - Tuesday, February 19, 2013
    Posted on: 2/20/2013 1:29:43 AM PDT

  • Ball Aerospace Completes Performance Testing for James Webb Space Telescope Aft Optics Subsystem
    - Thursday, January 17, 2013
    Posted on: 1/18/2013 12:32:11 AM PDT

  • Ball Aerospace Ships First James Webb Space Telescope Mirrors to NASA
    Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. - Wednesday, September 19, 2012
    Posted on: 9/19/2012 5:39:48 PM PDT

  • Second Flight Instrument Delivered for James Webb Space Telescope
    - Tuesday, August 14, 2012
    Posted on: 8/14/2012 3:18:44 PM PDT

  • Canada Delivers its Contribution to the World's Most Powerful Space Telescope
    Canadian Space Agency - Monday, July 30, 2012
    Posted on: 7/30/2012 4:29:42 PM PDT

  • NASA Invites Public to Learn About Light, Optics, and the James Webb Space Telescope
    Goddard Space Flight Center - Wednesday, July 11, 2012
    Posted on: 7/12/2012 12:43:42 AM PDT

  • Northrop Grumman-Built Sunshield on James Webb Space Telescope Meets Fabrication and Test Milestones
    Northrop Grumman Corporation - Wednesday, June 27, 2012
    Posted on: 6/27/2012 3:50:22 PM PDT

  • First Flight Instrument Delivered for James Webb Space Telescope
    NASA HQ - Thursday, June 14, 2012
    Posted on: 6/14/2012 4:14:54 PM PDT

  • Tiny Planet-Finding Mirrors Borrow from Webb Telescope Playbook
    Goddard Space Flight Center - Thursday, May 24, 2012
    Posted on: 5/25/2012 2:43:02 AM PDT

  • Chat With John Mather on Twitter
    Goddard Space Flight Center - Wednesday, May 16, 2012
    Posted on: 5/17/2012 3:44:04 AM PDT

  • NASA Administrator Announces Webb Telescope Management Change
    NASA HQ - Thursday, May 10, 2012
    Posted on: 5/10/2012 8:24:35 PM PDT

  • First instrument for the JWST is completed and handed over to NASA
    UK Space Agency - Wednesday, May 9, 2012
    Posted on: 5/9/2012 6:04:07 PM PDT

  • First Instrument for JWST Completed & Handed Over to NASA
    Max Planck Institute - Wednesday, May 9, 2012
    Posted on: 5/9/2012 6:03:00 PM PDT

  • Northrop Grumman Completes Flight Hardware for Tower Supporting NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Mirrors, Science Instruments
    Northrop Grumman Corporation - Tuesday, May 8, 2012
    Posted on: 5/8/2012 4:06:39 PM PDT

  • Northrop Grumman and ATK Complete First Flight Hardware for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Backplane
    Northrop Grumman Corporation - Friday, April 27, 2012
    Posted on: 4/27/2012 5:28:26 PM PDT

  • NASA's Webb Telescope Flight Backplane Section Completed
    NASA HQ - Tuesday, April 24, 2012
    Posted on: 4/24/2012 5:08:21 PM PDT

  • Northrop Grumman's Key Spacecraft Structure for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Passes Design Review
    Northrop Grumman Corporation - Wednesday, April 18, 2012
    Posted on: 4/18/2012 3:47:50 PM PDT

  • Lockheed Martin Completes Assembly of Near Infrared Camera for James Webb Space Telescope
    Lockheed Martin Corporation - Monday, April 16, 2012
    Posted on: 4/17/2012 1:42:42 AM PDT

  • Mission Status Releases

  • AAS Informational Email 2011-08: Recent Policy Activity on James Webb Space Telescope and Pu-238
    American Astronomical Society - July 20, 2011
    Posted on: 7/21/2011 1:05:00 AM PDT

  • Schiff Amendment to Provide FY 2012 Funding for James Webb Space Telescope Rejected
    American Institute of Physics - July 14, 2011
    Posted on: 7/14/2011 7:34:06 PM PDT

  • Internal NASA GSFC Report: Weekly Input May 14, 2011- May 21, 2011 Submitted to Code 550
    Goddard Space Flight Center - June 30, 2011
    Posted on: 7/1/2011 12:37:52 AM PDT

  • NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Completes First Round of Cryogenic Mirror Test
    Goddard Space Flight Center - June 22, 2011
    Posted on: 6/22/2011 3:52:31 PM PDT

  • James Webb Space Telescope's "Chassis" Gets Taken Out for a Spin at NASA
    Goddard Space Flight Center - March 9, 2011
    Posted on: 3/10/2011 3:11:17 AM PDT

  • NASA OIG: NASA's Use of Recovery Act Funding for the James Webb Space Telescope Project
    NASA Office of Inspector General - March 3, 2011
    Posted on: 3/3/2011 7:19:50 PM PDT

  • NASA GSFC Internal Email: Center Director Announces Organizational Changes - JWST
    Goddard Space Flight Center - November 15, 2010
    Posted on: 11/16/2010 1:47:33 PM PDT

  • Letter from Independent Comprehensive Review Panel to Charles Bolden regarding The James Webb Space Telescope
    NASA HQ - November 10, 2010
    Posted on: 11/10/2010 10:06:52 PM PDT

  • James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Independent Comprehensive Review Panel (ICRP) Final Report
    NASA HQ - November 10, 2010
    Posted on: 11/10/2010 9:59:49 PM PDT

  • NASA Goddard Receives the Webb Telescope's Guiding Light From Canada
    Goddard Space Flight Center - September 25, 2010
    Posted on: 9/25/2010 4:31:42 PM PDT

  • Recovery Act - James Webb Space Telescope Observatory Contract Effort and Report
    NASA HQ - July 22, 2009
    Posted on: 7/22/2009 1:31:55 PM PDT

  • NASA GSFC Solicitation: JWST Partners Workshop
    Goddard Space Flight Center - August 30, 2007
    Posted on: 8/30/2007 8:08:08 PM PDT

  • NASA GSFC Solicitation: Scale Models of James Webb Space Telescope
    Goddard Space Flight Center - August 30, 2006
    Posted on: 8/30/2006 8:56:06 PM PDT

  • AIP FYI #102: Management Shortcomings Identified in James Webb Space Telescope Program
    American Institute of Physics - August 14, 2006
    Posted on: 8/14/2006 6:53:17 PM PDT

  • GAO Report: NASA's James Webb Space Telescope: Knowledge-Based Acquisition Approach Key to Addressing Program Challenges
    Government Accountability Office - July 13, 2006
    Posted on: 7/13/2006 12:18:33 PM PDT

  • Letter from AURA to House Science Commitee Regarding JWST (6 Mar 2006)
    Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy - March 6, 2006
    Posted on: 3/6/2006 6:51:29 AM PDT

  • Letter from AURA to House Science Commitee Regarding JWST (24 Feb 2006)
    Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy - March 6, 2006
    Posted on: 3/6/2006 6:50:43 AM PDT

  • NGST Weekly Missive 29 Nov 2002
    Goddard Space Flight Center - November 29, 2002
    Posted on: 12/1/2002 4:00:34 PM PDT

  • NGST Weekly Missive 3 Jul 2002
    Goddard Space Flight Center - July 3, 2002
    Posted on: 7/3/2002 8:01:41 PM PDT

  • NGST Project Weekly News Update 10 May 2002
    Goddard Space Flight Center - May 10, 2002
    Posted on: 5/10/2002 10:27:35 PM PDT