July 15, 2022

Why The James Webb Telescope Nearly Didn't Make It

by The Journal.

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The James Webb Space Telescope was almost an epic failure. More than 20,000 scientists worked together for over 30 years, but when NASA appointed Greg Robinson to direct the project, things finally came together. We hear from Robinson and WSJ’s Ben Cohen about the engineering breakthroughs— and management finesse— that launched the world’s best telescope into space.


Further Reading:

- The NASA Engineer Who Made the James Webb Space Telescope Work 

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