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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: 3, Funny) by tangomargarine on Sunday December 26 2021, @05:51AM (1 child)

    by tangomargarine (667) on Sunday December 26 2021, @05:51AM (#1207905)

    "Jean-Luc Voyager"? Sounds like somebody's getting their Star Trek series mixed up.

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  • (Score: 2) by acid andy on Sunday December 26 2021, @10:55PM

    by acid andy (1683) on Sunday December 26 2021, @10:55PM (#1207967) Homepage Journal

    Yeah even my other half insisted he should be named Picard, what with his bald head and being in charge of (part of) a space mission. I muttered that he needed to say "Make it so."

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