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JWST: FINDING FIRST LIGHT & POWER OF SCIENCE THRU PARTNERSHIPS (French Embassy/F-ACF), Sept 10, 2021, DC/virtual, 10:00 am ET

The Embassy of France and the French-American Cultural Foundation (F-ACF) will hold an event at the French Embassy in Washington, DC on September 10, 2021 at 10:00 am ET.

The topic is: “James Webb Space Telescope: Finding First Light & the Power of Science Through Partnerships.”

It will be livestreamed.

The $9 billion JWST, often described as a follow-on to the Hubble Space Telescope, is a partnership among NASA, ESA and the Canadian Space Agency. ESA is providing the launch on an Ariane 5 rocket at no cost to NASA as part of its contribution to the mission.  Launch from Arianespace’s launch site in Kourou, French Guiana is expected in November 2021, although a firm launch date has not been set yet.

A registration link to watch the Embassy event via livestream and more information are on the event’s website.

Participants are:

– Stéphane Israël, Chief Executive Officer – Arianespace, SAS

– Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator – NASA Science Mission Directorate

– Makenzie Lystrup, Vice President and General Manager, Civil Space Strategic Business Unit – Ball Aerospace

– Antonella Nota, STScI Associate Director – European Space Agency (ESA)

– Gregory Robinson, James Webb Space Telescope Program Director – NASA

– Scott Willoughby Northrop Grumman Vice President and NGAS Program Manager for The Webb Telescope


September 10
10:00 am - 11:00 pm