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