James Webb Space Telescope Might Get the Ax

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The James Webb Space Telescope, the next-generation orbital observatory, set to replace Hubble after it deorbits later this decade, might get cancelled.

The House Appropriations Committee proposed removing it from the budget yesterday and will vote on it today.

With all that’s gone on with NASA’s human space flight initiative in recent years, cutting into this crucial future robotic mission would set back our leadership in space science for decades to come.

I’m calling for a space enthusiast shout-out. Please go to the following New York Times article and read it and the links listed below in the “Related Articles” section. Then Email, Tweet, Retweet, Reblog, Comment on these articles and FB update this issue far and wide immediately.  Calling your congressman/woman isn’t enough (but do that too).  Spread the word!

Thank you.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/07/science/07webb.html?_r=1

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~ by Bill Housley on July 7, 2011.

One Response to “James Webb Space Telescope Might Get the Ax”

  1. I just learned that there is a webcam where you can watch the JWST under construction!

    http://www.jwst.nasa.gov/webcam.html

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