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Space telescope launched on daring quest to behold 1st stars

Dec. 25, 2021 10:30 AM EST

The world’s largest and most powerful space telescope rocketed away Saturday on a high-stakes quest to behold light from the first stars and galaxies and scour the universe for hints of life. NASA's James Webb Space Telescope soared from French Guiana on South America’s...

NASA confirms next Friday for Webb Space Telescope launch

Dec. 17, 2021 16:21 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is shooting for next Friday — Christmas Eve — to launch its newest space telescope. NASA Administrator Bill Nelson confirmed Friday that the James Webb Space Telescope will attempt to blast off on Dec. 24. A European Ariane rocket will provide...

NASA bumps astronaut moon landing to 2025 at earliest

Nov. 09, 2021 17:54 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA on Tuesday delayed putting astronauts back on the moon until 2025 at the earliest, missing the deadline set by the Trump administration. The space agency had been aiming for 2024 for the first moon landing by astronauts in a...