Costs for James Webb Telescope Soar

Artists concept of the James Webb Space Telescope in space. Credit: NASA

The price tag for NASA’s next big space telescope keeps rising and the launch date will likely be delayed as well. A new report from an independent panel on the James Webb Space Telescope reveals it will take about $6.5 billion to launch and run the telescope for its projected 10-year mission. The price had previously ballooned from $3.5 billion to $5 billion. Originally the telescope was slated to launch in 2007, but was pushed back to 2014. Now, the panel says, the earliest launch date would be in September 2015. (…) Read the rest of Costs for James Webb Telescope Soar — Again (614 words)

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