Discussion in 'Techforge' started by The Night Funky, Sep 28, 2017.
Delays in getting it assembled and tested are cited as the reasons why.
As long as they get it right.
Another reason we need more women in science -- gotta have someone willing to read the assembly instructions.
Well, at least they're remembering to convert from inches and feet to metric this time...
More delays and a risk of it being canceled. http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/03/flagship-us-space-telescope-facing-further-delays
This is one time we can overlook the costs. This telescope is too important.
Maybe those cash rich corporations with their new big fat tax cuts will pitch in.
Y'know, with their generosity, and patriotism.
Or maybe we could stop wasting a couple billion dollars on illegals who don't belong here in the first place.
This is too big and too important to be canceled and/or fail. Unlike Hubble this is a one shot...no way to go out on a repair mission so it's one and done. Take however much time is needed.
And it'll be 2020, at the earliest for the launch. If it ever happens. https://arstechnica.com/science/201...pe-delayed-to-2020-likely-to-exceed-cost-cap/
JWST delayed again, and further delays may mean it never gets to space at all.
If the telescope is to launch at all, it is going to need more money from Congress.
I've doubted if the James Webb space telescope would ever make it to orbit.
But then again I doubted if the ISS would ever be completed or New Horizons would ever get underway and get to Pluto without something going catastrophically wrong so what do I know.
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