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December 25, 2021

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Space.com

NASA’s $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope launches on epic mission to study early universe

NASA just got a $10 billion space telescope for Christmas. An Ariane 5 rocket launched today (Dec. 25) from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, at 7:20 a.m. EST (1220 GMT; 9:20 a.m. local time in Kourou), carrying the highly anticipated, …

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The New York Times

Live Updates: Webb Telescope Launches on Long-Awaited Journey

Webb has 344 “single points of failure” along its complex deployment process. If a step during deployment goes wrong, or if something appears off, mission managers at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore would pause the deployment process and …

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Space.com

It’s truly Christmas’ James Webb Space Telescope’s yuletide launch has NASA overjoyed

“It’s truly Christmas with all the presents and everything and we have a space mission,” Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA’s associate administrator for science missions, said after the launch. The James Webb …

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Space.com

Astronauts on International Space Station send Christmas video message to Earth

Expedition 66 crew members, including NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Thomas Marshburn, Kayla Barron, and Mark Vande Hei, ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer, and Roscosmos cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov, will be celebrating Christmas aboard the …

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Spaceflight Now

Webb’s fate hinges on high-risk sunshade, mirror deployments

That’s the Christmas holiday challenge facing the $9.8 billion James Webb Space Telescope, the successor to the 31-year-old Hubble. It is by far the most sensitive, technologically challenging — and expensive — science satellite ever built.

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The New York Times

How to Watch the James Webb Space Telescope Launch

The telescope is a joint project of NASA, the European Space Agency and Canada’s space agency, and will be the most powerful observatory ever sent into space. Astronomers have waited decades as budgetary and technical delays have stalled the Webb’s …

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The Washington Post

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope launches in French Guiana

NASA reported early Saturday that the weather is favorable and everything looks in order. “Go for fueling!” Arianespace tweeted as the launch hour neared.

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Space.com

James Webb Space Telescope’s rocket begins fueling up for launch

The rocket that will finally launch NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope today (Dec. 25) has begun fueling for liftoff. About four hours before the planned Christmas morning launch, the Ariane 5 rocket began filling up with 175 tons of propellant; …

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NPR

Watch live: NASA is launching the most powerful space telescope ever

‘A revolutionary technology’. The massive telescope is designed to capture infrared light, especially from galaxies so far away that their light has been traveling through space for almost the entire history of the universe.

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Gizmodo

The Most Exciting Things Happening in Space in 2022

Humanity’s reach into space has never been greater, with 2022 promising to be one of the most thrilling yet. Here are the space stories we’ll be watching in the coming months. Advertisement …

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