Kenneth Harris II, who has worked on everything from space security to next-generation observatories, was inspired to pursue a career in spaceflight by his father.
"Oxygen is one of the most exciting molecules to detect because of its link with life, but we don't know if life is the only cause of oxygen in an atmosphere.”
Watch an astrophysicist's talk on the telescope from the Perimeter Institute.
A total solar eclipse, the grand finale of a beloved orbiter, and two lunar touchdowns are on the schedule for 2017.
Some two decades in the making, the JWST will probe deep space for the earliest stars and galaxies formed in the universe.
With 1600 square feet per layer and an SPF of one million, the James Webb Space Telescope’s sunshield is the most badass component of an already badass space observatory.
"We consider industrial pollution as a sign of intelligent life."
The National Reconnaissance Office gave NASA two awesome telescopes that it can't use.
h5. The soon-to-retire space telescope after the final repair mission that almost didn't happen Hubble's only turning 21 this weekend, but it's been through more than you know. It started as a punchline, its mirror tragically flawed from the get-go...