Watch a time lapse video of the integration progress of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) in Northrop Grumman’s Redondo Beach facilities! Northrop Grumman is proud to lead the industry team building JWST. This revolutionary observatory is the largest telescope built for space and the most powerful infrared telescope ever made. It is the scientific successor to the Hubble Space Telescope. The Webb telescope will travel 1 million miles from earth and look back over 13.5 billion years, providing images of the first galaxies formed and observing unexplored planets around distant stars. The breakthrough technology developed for the Webb Telescope will expand our understanding of the universe, rewrite textbooks and inspire a future generation of engineers and scientists.
The U.S. intelligence community has initiated changes to its work operations to ensure continuity, meet mission needs and safeguard the health of its workforce amid the coronavirus pandemic, Government Executive reported Thursday.
Four lawmakers have proposed a bicameral bill to strengthen U.S. scientific and technological edge through increased investments in the development and commercialization of emerging technologies. The bipartisan Endless Frontier Act would change the name of the National Science Foundation to National Science and Technology Foundation and create a technology directorate within NSTF to advance research in 10 tech focus areas, including artificial intelligence and machine learning; high-performance computing; cybersecurity and data storage; and robotics, automation and advanced manufacturing.