NASA targets 18, 2021 for the launch of the world’s premier deep space observatory

LAUNCH UPDATE: Together with the European Space Agency and Arianespace, NASA is targeting Dec. 18, 2021, for the launch of the world’s premier deep space observatory for the next decade – the James Webb Space Telescope.

The Webb telescope’s revolutionary technology will explore every phase of cosmic history – from within our solar system to the most distant observable galaxies in the early universe, and everything in between. Webb will reveal new and unexpected discoveries, and help humankind understand the origins of the universe and our place in it.

For further information about the Webb mission, visit www.webb.nasa.gov:

For information about the construction and engineering of the Webb telescope, visit: www.nasa.gov/webb