The JWST Mission to Uncover the History of the Universe

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will peer back in time to search for answers. With its longer wavelength coverage and increased sensitivity, Webb could advance humankind’s current knowledge of the universe beyond the capability of any other telescope in history.

The Wonders of Webb

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope could advance humankind’s current knowledge of the universe’s story beyond the capability of any other telescope in history. Photo courtesy NASA/Chris Gunn
Webb’s primary mirror is more than two times larger in diameter than Hubble’s. Photo courtesy NASA.

Longevity of Aerospace’s Support

Webb has 18 gold-coated mirror segments that resemble a honeycomb when fully unfolded. Photo courtesy NASA/Desiree Stover
Primarily designed for testing spacecraft during the Apollo era, NASA Johnson Space Center’s Chamber A was refurbished to accommodate Webb. Photo courtesy NASA/Chris Gunn

Adding to the Universe’s Story

The observatory will launch from Arianespace’s ELA-3 launch complex in French Guinea. Photo courtesy ESA/CNES/Arianespace

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