James Webb Space Telescope Launch Date And Time
James Webb Space Telescope is a space telescope that was named after the renowned second administrator of NASA.
Who is James Webb?
James Edwin Webb is an American public servant and administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). He was born on the 7th of October in the year 1906, in Tally Ho, North Carolina in the United States of America.
James Webb died on the 27th of March 1992 in Washington D.C. He served NASA from 1961 to 1968.
James Webb graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the year 1925.
What Is James Webb Known For?
James Webb was known as the administrator of NASA. He began his career as a congressional aide in Washington, D.C. in the year 1932. From 1934 to 1944 he also worked for Sperry Gyroscope, after which he reentered into the Marine Corps for the remainder of World War II.
He became the Administrator Of NASA in 1961 a month before President John Kennedy announced the U.S. commitment to send a man to the Moon by 1970.
He is known for leading the Apollo, a series of a lunar exploration program that landed the first human on the moon.
Why Was The Space Telescope Named After James Webb?
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) was initially called the Next Generation Space Telescope (NGST). It is a large, space-based observatory, optimized for infrared wavelength, which will complement and extend the discovery of the Hubble Space Telescope.
The Space Telescope was named in his honor as the second administrator of NASA. The space telescope was named after James Edwin Webb on the September 10, 2002.
When Was The Space Telescope Launched (Date And Time)?
The James Webb Space Telescope was successfully launched by the NASA into space on the 25th December, 2021 at 7:20 am EST (12:20 GMT/UTC). It was launched on an Ariane 5 Launch Vehicle.The launch vehicle was part of the European contribution to NASA for this particular mission.