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originally posted by: Bluntone22
originally posted by: seedofchucky
a reply to: gortex
Can't wait for this to blow up on the rocket ! James Webb Has been a massive waste of time , money and resources ..
Will be glorious when this project fails and future projects are halted citing james webb disaster
How can it be a waste when it hasn't even been launched?
Hubble far exceeded expectations and lasted for thirty years.
I can't think of a NASA program that has gotten more bang for the buck than Hubble.
Engineering teams have completed additional testing confirming NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is ready for flight, and launch preparations are resuming toward Webb’s target launch date of Wednesday, Dec. 22, at 7:20 a.m. EST.
Additional testing was conducted this week to ensure the observatory’s health following an incident that occurred when the release of a clamp band caused a vibration throughout the observatory.
On Wednesday, Nov. 24, engineering teams completed these tests, and a NASA-led anomaly review board concluded no observatory components were damaged in the incident. A “consent to fuel” review was held, and NASA gave approval to begin fueling the observatory. Fueling operations will begin Thursday, Nov. 25, and will take about 10 days.
About a trillion dollars to spend but its shared debt with Canada and Europe.
The cost of viewing extremely red shifted history that there is no real argument exists isn't one of *my* current needs.
Now if this were pointed the other way and would be used to predict Earth threatening storm activity and actually save or improve human lives..
Of course if you understand historically how big science came up with the plan to prove zero point energy theory and report the destruction of cities in Japan in the press, this might make perfect sense.