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James Webb Telescope Launch has been delayed .... Again !

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posted on Jun, 12 2020 @ 12:55 PM
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Words that anyone familiar with this project will be used to and sick of hearing but NASA has confirmed that James Webb will not launch next March due to the Corona virus , a new date should be announced in the coming months but don't hold your breath.

NASA has now confirmed what has been suspected since testing and integration was suspended three months ago, announcing last Wednesday that the planned March 2021 launch date has been scrapped.

"We will not launch in March," NASA associate administrator for science, Thomas Zurbuchen, explained during a meeting of the Space Studies Board of the National Academies.

"That is not in the cards right now. It's not because they did anything wrong."
www.sciencealert.com...


JWST was originally scheduled to launch sometime between 2007 to 2011 , it will now likely launch when the cows come home which could be anytime within the next 100 years !

Bloody ridiculous !!!!!!!




posted on Jun, 12 2020 @ 01:00 PM
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a reply to: gortex

To be honest I would rather the budget be spent on the current efforts to relaunch the Space Program.

JWST is looking more and more like an expensive error.


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posted on Jun, 12 2020 @ 01:25 PM
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I'm convinced it won't happen.



posted on Jun, 12 2020 @ 01:26 PM
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a reply to: gortex

I dont understand the corona virus excuse. That didn't stop SpaceX. But if they're having technical issues, I'd rather it be fixed down here rather than need a space repair like Hubble.


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posted on Jun, 12 2020 @ 01:36 PM
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a reply to: FauxMulder

Yeah Elon aint worried about no crow disease.

Funny how the rich have different laws than us regular Joes.



posted on Jun, 12 2020 @ 01:40 PM
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I predicted this years ago, no surprise really. The James Webb telescope can't keep up with technology.



posted on Jun, 12 2020 @ 03:34 PM
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Not a big shock, since they said they were being delayed back in March.

At least Perseverance isn't falling behind.



posted on Jun, 12 2020 @ 03:38 PM
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Was the Hubble project this dubious in it's start?

Why is JWST such a cluster of infuriation?



posted on Jun, 12 2020 @ 03:43 PM
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a reply to: Archivalist

Didnt look it up but if memory serves hubble was a train wreck at the start, but once they got it on line I think it was a great investment.



posted on Jun, 12 2020 @ 04:27 PM
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I wonder if the funds get replenished automatically...like in a videogame. ..

the only economy that never worries about a recession: NASA



posted on Jun, 12 2020 @ 05:17 PM
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Maybe they’re afraid of what they’ll see.. delay tactics..



posted on Jun, 12 2020 @ 09:44 PM
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a reply to: gortex

For a while, it was kind of funny. Then I got angry. I think I tried bargaining with G-force. Then a sadness.

I have finally accepted the fact that JWST will not find life in my lifetime!!



wth??

What is it we are not to see??! Suddenly, we are backing up to the time astr0 said we either join (hey astr0! I did not vote for these idiots!! Can I hitch a ride??!) or we stranded on this dust speck with the mites and roaches.

*sigh*

I am black! And I am proud!! And am pretty damn sure we are not alone!!!

#SpaceTelescopeLivesMatter

Jean Luc, blow up the damn ship!!!



posted on Jun, 13 2020 @ 01:59 AM
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It's this simple - This kind of science isn't profitable......yet. And if it isn't profitable, you'd better be able to explain why it's useful and/or time-critical.

What does a telescope like this do? It looks at distant objects and allows scientists to satisfy their curiosities and log their observations for posterity. That's a hard sell when society is literally falling apart around us.

I'm assuming the scientists who conceived this project somehow managed to convince the government to fund it with some kind of marginal sales pitch that made it worth funding. I'm having a hard time guessing what they promised them though. Because I know the government does not care a bit about distant galaxies. There's a reason we're still limited to Earth orbit in space "exploration". Nothing else is economical enough to be profitable and there's apparently no real need to harvest any resources from space just yet. Unless they find out the moon is made of lithium or something. LOL
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posted on Jun, 13 2020 @ 07:13 AM
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originally posted by: FauxMulder
a reply to: gortex

I dont understand the corona virus excuse. That didn't stop SpaceX. But if they're having technical issues, I'd rather it be fixed down here rather than need a space repair like Hubble.



If i remember right, the James Webb Telescope will be a lot further out than Hubble and will be too far from earth to do repairs once it is in space.




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