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James Webb Space Telescope Mission Movie Trailer

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will be a large infrared telescope with a 6.5-meter primary mirror. Launch is planned for 2018.

The Webb Telescope will be the premier observatory of the next decade, serving thousands of astronomers worldwide. It will study every phase in the history of our Universe, ranging from the first luminous glows after the Big Bang, to the formation of solar systems capable of supporting life on planets like Earth, to the evolution of our own Solar System.

Formerly known as the "Next Generation Space Telescope" (NGST) and considered the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, the telescope was renamed in Sept. 2002 after former NASA administrator, James Webb.

For more information about the Webb Telescope go to: http://www.jwst.nasa.gov/.

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Chris Meaney (HTSI): Lead Animator
Frank Gorman (Freelance): Narrator
Michael McClare (HTSI): Producer
Michael McClare (HTSI): Writer
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