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James Webb Space Telescope to be Axed

Posted by: sanman - Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:23 pm
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Post James Webb Space Telescope to be Axed   Posted on: Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:23 pm
Federal budget cuts may likely result in the cancellation of the James Webb Space Telescope, the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope:

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/07/ ... -chopping/


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Post Re: James Webb Space Telescope to be Axed   Posted on: Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:48 pm
I have read the same thing today (think it was @ parabolicarc) and I was pretty shocked.

I know the JWST is WAY over budget and behind schedule, but I think canceling the project would be a grave mistake.

Any chance ESA and CSA would continue the project alone?

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Post Re: James Webb Space Telescope to be Axed   Posted on: Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:23 pm
The beeb also has an article on it

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14073222

It looks like NASA is still trying to fight for it the way i read the article.

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Post Re: James Webb Space Telescope to be Axed   Posted on: Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:21 am
SANEAlex wrote:
It looks like NASA is still trying to fight for it the way i read the article.


Anything else would be stupid!


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