The oft-delayed James Webb Space Telescope gets delayed again

Enlarge / The towering primary mirror of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope stands inside a cleanroom at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. (credit: NASA)

Under development for two decades, the James Webb Space Telescope isn't quite ready to go into space yet. On Thursday, NASA announced that the next-generation space telescope would not be ready for launch in October 2018 and would have to slip into 2019.

“The change in launch timing is not indicative of hardware or technical...

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