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Webb has over 1200 skilled scientists, engineers and technicians from 14 countries (and more than 27 US states) building it. (It is a joint NASA/ESA/CSA mission.) Assembly and testing of the mirror and instruments occurred at NASA Goddard.


Webb Project Team at GSFC in front of scale model of Webb Telescope
Some of the James Webb Space Telescope team are shown here in front of the Webb full-scale model at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

Project Managers

  • Project Manager - Bill Ochs
  • Deputy Project Manager - John Durning
  • Deputy Project Manager/Technical - Paul Geithner
  • Launch Site and I&T Manager - Mark Voyton
  • Deputy Project Manager/Resources - Mark Seidleck
  • Business Manager - Robyn O'Mara
  • Mission Systems Engineer - Mike Menzel

Project Scientists

  • Senior Project Scientist - John Mather
  • Deputy Senior Project Scientist - Jonathan Gardner
  • Observatory Project Scientist - Michael McElwain
  • Deputy Observatory Project Scientist - Erin Smith
  • Deputy Observatory Project Scientist - Charles Bower
  • Integrated Science Instrument Module Project Scientist - Matthew Greenhouse
  • Deputy ISIM Project Scientist - Bernard Rauscher
  • Integration, Test, and Commissioning Project Scientist - Randy Kimble
  • Deputy Integration, Test and Commissioning Project Scientist - Christopher Stark
  • Operations Project Scientist - Jane Rigby
  • Deputy Operations Project Scientist - Susan Neff
  • The Deputy Project Scientist for Communications - Amber Straughn
  • Deputy Project Scientist for Planetary Science - Stefanie Milam
  • Deputy Project Scientist for Exoplanet Science - Knicole Colón