Hubble’s Successor – The James Webb Space Telescope

Named in 2002 in honour of NASA’s administrator during the Apollo programme, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) mission is a collaborative project between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency. It is due for launch during 2018 but in 2011 the project was nearly cancelled.

Congress reversed plans to cancel the project and instead capped additional funding to complete the project at $8 billion.

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