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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, 2018
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm