James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)
The greatest investment in American space leadership and innovationTAKE ACTION NOW!
LEADERSHIP IN SPACE
JWST is recognized as the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope and will ensure U.S. leadership in space astronomy for the next decade. The Webb telescope is the cornerstone of future space astronomy as named by the National Academy of Sciences 2010 Astronomy Decadal Survey.
There is no mission planned by any other space agency that can achieve the science goals of JWST. These goals are transformative and will open a new era in astrophysics: JWST will find liquid water on planets, reveal the births of stars and planetary systems, and study the evolution of galaxies.
The JWST spacecraft unfolds and operates at cryogenic temperatures, orbiting at L2, nearly one million miles from Earth. Webb features a tennis court-sized, five-layer sunshield and a 21.5 ft.-diameter deployable primary mirror, both first of their kind for space telescopes.
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Tell your elected leaders you support the continued funding of the James Webb Space Telescope, NASA’s next-generation great observatory and America’s future in space leadership and innovation.SPEAK UP NOW