James Webb Space Telescope to Be Launched Into Space From French Guiana

© REUTERS / BILL INGALLS/NASAArianespace's Ariane 5 rocket, with NASA's James Webb Space Telescope onboard, is rolled out to the launch pad at Europe’s Spaceport, the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana December 23, 2021.
Arianespace's Ariane 5 rocket, with NASA's James Webb Space Telescope onboard, is rolled out to the launch pad at Europe’s Spaceport, the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana December 23, 2021. - Sputnik International, 1920, 25.12.2021
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It took almost 20 years and $10 billion to develop the world's biggest and most powerful telescope.
Watch a live broadcast from the Guiana Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana, where the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is scheduled to be launched into space aboard an Ariane 5 rocket on Saturday, 25 December.
The JWST is an international project developed in cooperation between NASA, the ESA and the Canadian Space Agency. It took almost two decades to develop the world's biggest and most powerful telescope, which is worth 10 billion dollars.
Astronomers hope the telescope will help them learn more about the very first days of the universe and explore planets outside our solar system.
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