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NASA Holding Backup Plan for Troubled JWST Component

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NASA expects to decide in May whether a technically challenging cryogenic cooler needed for one of the instruments on its flagship James Webb Space Telescope can fly with existing valves or if replacements under development as a backup will be used instead. 

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VIDEO | NASA Highlights James Webb Space Telescope Progress

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European space-hardware manufacturers said they relish the idea of gaining access to the U.S. government market through a U.S.-European free-trade agreement.

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Editorial | JWST: Walking a Tightrope

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Recent progress on JWST is encouraging but it also underscores the precarious state of affairs with the agency’s biggest and most expensive science mission. 

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JWST. Credit: Northrop Grumman
JWST. Credit: Northrop Grumman

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