Dec 19, 2021

NASA’s Webb Space Telescope Confirmed for December 24 Launch

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The James Webb Space Telescope is confirmed for the target launch date of December 24, at 7:20 a.m. EST.

Late on December 17, teams at the launch site successfully completed encapsulation of the observatory inside the Ariane 5 rocket that will launch it to space. Webb’s final launch readiness review will be held on Tuesday, December 21 and, if successful, roll-out is planned for Wednesday, December 22.

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