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The center section of the "pathfinder" (test) backplane of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope arrived at the Goddard Space Flight Center in July 2014, to be part of a simulation of putting together vital parts of the telescope.

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland participated in a news conference Feb. 3 at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., to discuss the status of the agency's flagship science project, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).

Inside NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., sits a massive thermal vacuum chamber called the Space Environment Simulator, or SES, that duplicates the vacuum and extreme temperatures of space. A new video shows how engineers use the chamber to test equipment that will fly aboard NASA's James Webb Space Telescope.

NASA is inviting the general public to participate in a question and answer session with women working on the agency's next generation of a space-based telescope as part of a Reddit.com event on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 2 p.m. EDT.

James Webb Space Telescope NIRCam

The optics module of the James Webb Space Telescope's primary imager, the Near Infrared Camera, arrived at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., on Saturday, July 27, 2013. In this photo, Lockheed Martin engineers attach a lift sling to the NIRCam instrument.

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center released the following list of highlights for the James Webb Telescope for 2012 marking the progress of the project. However while the project is making progress, it has created budgetary problems for NASA and will launch several years later than planned.

GAO assessed 21 NASA projects with a combined life-cycle cost that exceeds $43 billion. Of those 21 projects, 6 were in an early phase of development called formulation, and 15 had entered the implementation phase where cost and schedule baselines were established.

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