|November 16, 2021 |
MEDIA ADVISORY M21-156
NASA Invites Media to Webb Telescope Science Briefings
NASA will hold two virtual media briefings Thursday, Nov. 18, on the science goals and capabilities of the James Webb Space Telescope.
Participants will preview how the world’s largest and most powerful space science telescope will build on the discoveries of other missions to answer fundamental questions about the universe and its origins. Participants will also discuss Webb’s four scientific instruments, designed to study a wide range of objects in space, from planets and stars to galaxies and dark energy.
The briefings will livestream on NASA TV, the NASA app, and the agency’s website. All times are provided in Eastern.
11 a.m. – Briefing on Webb’s science goals with the following participants:
2 p.m. – Briefing on Webb’s science instruments with the following participants:
To participate by telephone, media must RSVP no later than two hours before the start of each briefing to Alise Fisher at: alise.m.fisher@xxxxxxxx. Media and members of the public may also ask questions on social media using #NASAWebb.
NASA’s media accreditation policy for virtual and onsite activities is available online.
NASA’s Curious Universe podcast also will debut a special Webb mini-series Tuesday, Nov. 23, exploring the mission’s science, engineering, people, and launch. NASA will release episodes every Tuesday leading up to Webb’s Dec. 18 launch. The trailer is available online.
The Webb telescope, an international partnership with the European and Canadian space agencies, will explore every phase of cosmic history – from within our solar system to the most distant observable galaxies in the early universe, and everything in between. Webb will reveal new and unexpected discoveries, and help humanity understand the origins of the universe and our place in it.
For more information about the Webb mission, visit:
Alise Fisher / Natasha Pinol
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