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Mon, 23 Dec 2013 : James Webb Space Telescope Sunshield Sets Sail Read More

Wed, 18 Dec 2013 : Final James Webb Space Telescope Mirrors Arrive at NASA - The final three of 18 primary mirrors for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope arrived at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., for integration prior to a scheduled launch in 2018. Read More

Wed, 18 Dec 2013 : Last of Webb's Mirrors Arrives at NASA Goddard Read More

December 18, 2013: We're having a NASA Social at NASA Goddard on January 22! Register now!

December 17, 2013: Final James Webb Space Telescope Mirrors Arrive at NASA View the feature.

December 16, 2013: The James Webb Space Telescope Sunshield Waterfall View the feature.

December 11, 2013: NASA Shines a Spotlight on a Webb Telescope Test View the feature.

December 10, 2013: New Video Reveals NASA's Webb Telescope is "All Sewn Up" View the feature.

December 6, 2013: Our latest technical newsletter is out! Download a pdf. Subscribe/read past issues.

December 4, 2013: Webb's MIRI Shield Dropping in on Dropping Temperatures View the feature.

November 27, 2013: NASA Clean Room Gets a Heart-full of Webb View the feature.

November 26, 2013: Webb Telescope Crew Flexes Robotic Arm at NASA View the feature.

November 21, 2013: Key Elements of James Webb Space Telescope Complete Testing at Marshall View the feature.

November 6, 2013: New Video Shows Arrival of Webb Telescope 'Super-eye' at NASA View the photo feature.

November 1, 2013: NASA Webb Mirror is 'CIAF' and Sound View the photo feature.

November 1, 2013: Webb Model Transforms at NASA; Student Engineers Behind the ControlsView the video and feature.

September 30, 2013: NIRSpec's Cleanroom Move View the photo feature.

September 27, 2013: Lifting off NIRSpec's lid View the photo feature.

September 27, 2013: Check out the Q&A women working on the JWST project did on Reddit.

September 27, 2013: Pushing NIRSpec into the cleanroom: View the photo feature.

September 26, 2013: Go inside NASA Goddard's huge thermal vacuum chamber in our newest James Webb Space Telescope video: Watch the video.

September 20, 2013: Another milestone! The manufacturing of all template layers for the James Webb Space Telescope sunshield was completed. The template layers are the last step before manufacturing the final flight sunshield layers. Read more in Northrop Grumman's release.

September 18, 2013: NASA Invites Public To Q&A Session With Women Working On Webb Telescope More information.

September 16, 2013: Our newest Behind the Webb video podcast is out. Learn more about our tennis court-sized sunshield: View the video.

September 10, 2013: Webb Telescope Test: Insulating from Heat and Cold View the photo feature.

August 23, 2013: Here's a Flickr album of photos of the Cal Poly student built engineering models of the James Webb Space Telescope: View the album

August 23, 2013: James Webb Space Telescope Backplane Arrives at Marshall for Testing. Read the feature.

August 6, 2013: John Mather, Nobel Laureate in physics and James Webb Space Telescope project scientist gave a public talk at Northrop Grumman on the "History of the Universe." Watch the video and Download Dr. Mather's presentation.

August 6, 2013: New Video Snap Shot showing the NIRCam optical module's arrival at NASA Goddard's cleanroom: Watch the feature.

July 10, 2013: New Video Reveals NASA is 'Spinning a Webb' Read the feature.

July 5, 2013: Three new public interest publications on JWST are out! (in PDF) Part 1 and Part 2 of Nobel Laureate John Mather's article for Astronomy Beat, and NASA Johnson's latest round-up, which talks about the huge vacuum chamber we'll be using to test the telescope.

June 25, 2013: The latest Behind the Webb video podcast out! View "Spinning the Webb"

June 14, 2013: Webb Telescope's Last Backbone Component Completed View the feature.

June 4, 2013: Did you see our video about infrared light and JWST? Now download a free PDF comic book of it! Both are here.

May 31, 2013: Paul Geithner answers questions about our Mid-Infrared Instrument. Learn the basics here: View the feature.

May 15, 2013: NASA Completes First Part of Webb Telescope's 'Eye Surgery' Operation View the feature.

May 8, 2013: NASA Testing the Webb Telescope's MIRI Thermal Shield View the feature.

May 2, 2013: New photos and milestone! Webb Telescope's Mid-Infrared Instrument is integrated into the ISIM structure. View the images.

May 2, 2013: NASA High School STEM Challenge Announces Winning Team, Invites Students to Present Ideas at NASA Goddard View the feature.

April 30, 2013: The latest issue of Webb Update, our technical newsletter, is out! Download the pdf or visit our Newsletter page.

April 15, 2013: NASA Engineers Rehearse Placement of Webb Telescope's NIRSpec and Microshutters View the feature.

April 9, 2013: NASA's Harvey Moseley Awarded SPIE's 2013 George W. Goddard Award View the feature.

April 5, 2013: James Webb Space Telescope Wings Arrive for Testing at Marshall View the photo feature.

March 26, 2013: NASA Provides a Super-speed Look at Webb Telescope Progress View the feature.

March 22, 2013: Behind the Webb travels to ATK in Magna, Utah, where the James Webb Space Telescope's foldable backplane "wings" have been constructed. View the video podcast.

March 22, 2013: JWST @ SXSW videos. We have a series of videos podcasts from Behind the Webb and a timelapse of the full-scale model being constructed in Austin. View YouTube playlist.

March 19, 2013: Practice Makes Perfect With Webb Telescope Mirror Placement View feature.

March 15, 2013: NASA's Webb Telescope Gets Its Wings View feature.

March 14, 2013: NASA Image of the Day: James Webb Telescope Model at South by Southwest View feature.

March 13, 2013: NASA Helps Make Guinness World Record for Largest Astronomy Lesson at SXSW View feature.

March 5, 2013: A Webb in a Golden Cage View feature.

February 27, 2013: NASA's Webb Telescope Components Meet 'Big Red'View feature.

February 19, 2013: NASA's Webb Telescope to Have a Texas-Sized Presence at the South by Southwest Festival View feature. Watch teaser trailer.

February 19, 2013: JWST Systems engineers talks about "The Thermal Design Challenge" View article.

February 5, 2013: 2012: The Webb Telescope's Big Year of Progress View feature!

January 31, 2013: New Video Brings Webb Telescope's Third Mirror to Light View feature!

January 24, 2013: NASA Readies Famous "Chamber A" to Welcome the James Webb Space Telescope View feature!

January 16, 2013: NASA'S Webb Telescope Team Completes Optical Milestone View feature!

January 15, 2013: Now you can learn all about the James Webb Space Telescope on the NASA Viz iPad app! Story 1 and Story 2