NASA is getting ready to launch a new telescope that will be dedicated to never-before-seen parts of space.
The James Webb Space Telescope, which will observe space from space itself, has been given a new launch window: December 24. The telescope has been named in honor of the space agency’s second administrator, James Webb, who was at the helm of NASA from 1961 to 1968.
The telescope will make its way to space on an Ariane 5 rocket launching out of French Guiana in South America. The mission is being conducted by NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Canadian Space Agency.