To send humans to the Moon 50 years ago, an entire nation rose to the challenge. Surmounting countless hurdles, inventing new technologies while staring into the face of the unknown, NASA successfully pioneered multiple lunar landings. NASA demonstrated to the world the importance of partnerships and what a unified country can achieve.
Similarly, the task of building the world’s most complex and powerful space telescope, has required steadfast contribution from across the United States as well as critical hardware and input from ESA - European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency. In total, 29 states throughout the U.S. have lent a hand manufacturing, assembling, and testing Webb components. After launch, Webb’s science and data will reach a global audience.
Video Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Producer: Michael P. Menzel
James Webb Space Telescope
NASA Science Live - An Update on the James Webb Space Telescope from the Cleanroom