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NASA says it’s ready to build $8.8 billion super space telescope

All the pieces of the most powerful space telescope ever are ready for assembly at NASA, the US space agency said Monday. The $8.8 billion James Webb Space Telescope is scheduled for launch in 2018 and aims to provide an unprecedented look at far-away planets and the first galaxies formed.…

NASA kills Mars deal with Europe

WASHINGTON — The United States will scale back Mars exploration under a proposed budget by President Barack Obama released Monday that has some scientists fuming over the risk of a NASA brain-drain. The plan kills a deal between the US and European space agencies to cooperate on Mars robotic rover…

NASA vows $8.8 billion space telescope on track for 2018

WASHINGTON — After a series of delays and billions spent over budget, the potent James Webb Space Telescope is on track to launch in 2018 at a total project cost of $8.8 billion, NASA vowed on Tuesday. The project, which aims to build the world’s most powerful telescope, 100 times…

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