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NASA BRIEFING ON JWST TESTING, Jan 10, 2018, Johnson Space Center, TX, 2:00 pm ET (webcast)

NASA will hold a briefing on January 10, 2018 at Johnson Space Center (JSC), Houston, TX at 2:00 pm ET (1:00 pm local time) to discuss the recent testing of the James Webb Space Telescope’s (JWST’s) optical system that took place in a special cyrogenic vacuum chamber at JSC “and the next steps on the observatory path to space.”  Participants in the briefing are:

  • Ellen Ochoa, Johnson center director and veteran NASA astronaut
  • Bill Ochs, Webb telescope project manager at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland
  • Jonathan Homan, project manager for Webb telescope Chamber A Test Team at Johnson
  • Mark Voyton, Webb telescope Optical Telescope Element and Integrated Science Instrument Module (OTIS) manager at Goddard

It will be broadcast on NASA TV and livestreamed on NASA Live.


January 10
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm