NASA Delays Launch of Webb Space Telescope

NASA has pushed back the launch date of the James Webb Space Telescope. The launch was to take place in October in South America, but is now scheduled for sometime between March and June of 2019.

The intricate telescope, which will be able to “see” the infrared spectrum in addition to visible light--should give scientists a view further into space than its predecessor, the Hubble space telescope.

The delay does not result from any concern about hardware or performance, Thomas Zurbuchen,...

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