NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said that the “telescope represents the ambition that NASA and our partners maintain to propel us forward into the future.”
“The promise of Webb is not what we know we will discover; it’s what we don’t yet understand or can’t yet fathom about our universe,” he added in a statement. “I can’t wait to see what it uncovers!”
Webb’s mission melds the future of NASA to peering into the distant past. Astronomers hope to use the Webb to find light emitted 13.35 billion years ago from distant stars and galaxies – a mission that will quite literally help scientists look back in time.
The spacecraft was launched at…