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posted by martyb on Saturday December 25 2021, @11:30AM   Printer-friendly
from the this-time-for-sure! dept.

James Webb Space Telescope reaches launch pad for Christmas liftoff

The James Webb Space Telescope is due to launch on Saturday (Dec. 25) during a 32-minute window that opens at 7:20 a.m. EST (1220 GMT). The massive observatory will blast off from Kourou, French Guiana, atop an Ariane 5 rocket operated by European launch provider Arianespace. You can watch launch coverage live at Space.com beginning at 6 a.m. EST (1100 GMT) courtesy of NASA or you can watch directly at the agency's website.

ESA launch kit (PDF).

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  • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Friday December 24 2021, @08:11PM (4 children)

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Friday December 24 2021, @08:11PM (#1207649) Homepage Journal

    Which part of the world will Santa be in at the launch time? The military used to track Santa so they wouldn't launch anything at him. Does NASA even have the secret codes on the secret frequencies to communicate with Santa Clause? I assume that Navy Air is checking on possible collisions! Can't count on Army or Air Force.

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  • (Score: 3, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 24 2021, @08:23PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 24 2021, @08:23PM (#1207659)

    Contrary to the propaganda, santa is out with covid, right now in mandatory 10-day quarantine.

    You ain't getting jackshit this x-mas - "supply chain" problem you see.

  • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 24 2021, @09:09PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 24 2021, @09:09PM (#1207667)

    The sleigh's grounded this year because Rudolph violated the Code of Conduct again.

    • (Score: 2, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 24 2021, @10:31PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 24 2021, @10:31PM (#1207684)

      Rudolph usually violates Blitzen. Which one is Code of Conduct?

  • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 24 2021, @09:48PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 24 2021, @09:48PM (#1207675)

    Just got a card* with Santa on the couch in a psychotherapy office. The shrink is sitting to one side, she's taking notes on a pad. Santa says, "When I was a kid my parents told me I didn't exist."

    * egad, yes, I mail cards to friends and they mail them to me--it's the latest fun covid pastime.