The GAO is concerned about the future budget and schedule of the James Webb Space Telescope.

O goody: The GAO is concerned about the future budget and schedule of the James Webb Space Telescope.

This is very bad news if true for NASA’s astronomy program. Webb was originally budgeted at $1 billion and scheduled to launch in 2011. Its budget is now $8.8 billion and its launch is now set for October 2018. And until it launches there is little money to build any other space telescope.

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  • Kelly Starks

    $8.8 billion?
    Yeah its a big target for budget cutters. Frankly killing it could so easily solve NASA budget issues, I’m surprized it has held on this long?

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