Celebrate #Christmas2021 very early tomorrow — watch as he James Webb Space Telescope launches during a 32-minute window that opens at 7:20 a.m. EST from Kourou, French Guiana, atop an Ariane 5 rocket. Live at https://t.co/Q2KZBb2mKZ beginning at 6 a.m. EST.
— Laurie Garrett (@Laurie_Garrett) December 24, 2021
Probably of interest only to those who already know about it, but still…
🚀 With its 7:20am ET (12:20 UTC) liftoff, Webb will usher in a new era of astronomy.
Have questions? Drop them below. https://t.co/GgJFxbflRO
— NASA (@NASA) December 25, 2021
my rocket scientist cousin just noted that the jwst will launch on dec. 25, the birthday anniversary of a historical figure who changed the world: isaac newton
— Gerry Doyle (@mgerrydoyle) December 24, 2021
The James Webb Space Telescope will be humanity’s most powerful instrument for studying the formation of our universe and distant worlds in our galaxy.
But the Webb has trudged through one of the most fraught development timelines of any space program. https://t.co/nQm2NI62xM
— The New York Times (@nytimes) December 24, 2021