|September 22, 2021 |
MEDIA ADVISORY M21-117
NASA Invites Media to Webb Telescope Prelaunch Events in French Guiana
NASA invites members of the media to register their interest in attending events in French Guiana ahead of the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, a mission led by NASA in partnership with the European and Canadian space agencies. Events will take place Nov. 4-6 at the launch site – Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on the northeastern coast of South America – following the observatory’s arrival and the start of prelaunch preparations.
Participating media will have the opportunity to view the Webb Telescope in its stow configuration from a visitor gallery outside the clean room. Access to the clean room will not be available. Participants also will tour the launch facilities and Ariane 5 control center, view the Ariane 5 VA256 rocket, and have an opportunity to interview members of the mission teams. Refer to itinerary of events for full details.
Media interested in attending these prelaunch events in French Guiana must provide their name and affiliation by 5 p.m. EDT Monday, Sept. 27, to Laura Betz at: laura.e.betz@xxxxxxxx and Alise Fisher at: alise.m.fisher@xxxxxxxx. Due to COVID-19 restrictions and space limitations, NASA and its mission partners may be unable to accommodate all requests for attendance.
Interested media should note the following travel information:
NASA is documenting Webb’s journey to the launch site, arrival in Kourou, and payload processing. Photo and video assets will be available to all media.
For further information about the Webb mission, visit:
Alise Fisher / Natasha Pinol
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