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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 coolgopher on Saturday December 25 2021, @10:29PM (2 children)

    by coolgopher (1157) Subscriber Badge on Saturday December 25 2021, @10:29PM (#1207858)

    Did hell just freeze over??

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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by hendrikboom on Sunday December 26 2021, @12:35AM (1 child)

    by hendrikboom (1125) Subscriber Badge on Sunday December 26 2021, @12:35AM (#1207875) Homepage Journal

    Well, if you read Dante, you'll know that the innermost circle of Hell is already a permanently frozen waste.

    • (Score: 2) by coolgopher on Sunday December 26 2021, @11:18AM

      by coolgopher (1157) Subscriber Badge on Sunday December 26 2021, @11:18AM (#1207918)

      So... telling Musk to go to hell is merely encouragement for his existing endeavour?