First Webb telescope instrument delivered

First Webb telescope instrument delivered

PARIS, May 9 (UPI) -- The first instrument for a space telescope NASA hopes to launch in 2018 has been delivered by the European consortium that built it, officials said.
Source: Sen. Bingaman, D-N.M., to retire

Source: Sen. Bingaman, D-N.M., to retire

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., will retire from the upper chamber at the end of his term, a person with knowledge of the situation said Friday.
Sen. Webb won't seek 2nd term in Virginia

Sen. Webb won't seek 2nd term in Virginia

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- In a blow to Democratic hopes of holding the U.S. Senate in 2012, Sen. James Webb of Virginia announced Wednesday he will not seek re-election.

U.S. senator also sought Suu Kyi's release

BANGKOK, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. James Webb, D-Va., says he sought the release of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi as well as that of a detained American during his Myanmar trip.
U.S. senator in Myanmar for meetings

U.S. senator in Myanmar for meetings

YANGON, Myanmar, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., arrived in Myanmar Friday to meet with military junta leader Senior Gen. Than Shwe during the weekend, officials said.

U.S. Army wants 'focus groups' in Iraq

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Sen. James Webb, D-Va., wants the U.S. military to suspend new contracts to produce print, radio and television stories for entertainment and news in Iraq.

Mark Warner: No VP for me

HAMPTON, Va., June 14 (UPI) -- Former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner Saturday said he would turn down any invitation to be presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama's running mate.

Commentary: Bipartisan calculus

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- What do Sens. Chuck Hagel, moderate Republican, and James Webb, hard-nosed Republican turned Democrat, have in common? They are possible picks as vice presidential running mates for either Barack Obama or John McCain.

Bettors like Hillary over Webb for VP

NEW YORK, June 3 (UPI) -- Hillary Clinton is the "chalk" -- the favorite -- to receive the Democratic vice presidential nomination, according to an online betting service.

NASA awards contract to SP Systems Inc.

GREENBELT, Md., May 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says it has selected SP Systems Inc. of Greenbelt, Md., to provide mission support services at the Goddard Space Flight Center.
Veterans groups see McCain key to benefits

Veterans groups see McCain key to benefits

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- Veterans groups are calling on presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., to support several veterans-assistance bills pending in Congress.
Nobel recipient works on space telescope

Nobel recipient works on space telescope

WASHINGTON, April 3 (UPI) -- U.S. space agency scientist and 2006 Nobel Prize recipient John Mather has been assigned to additional work on the James Webb Space Telescope.

Dogs of War: Round laws, square holes

WASHINGTON, March. 7 (UPI) -- It was inevitable that at some point the two Democratic contenders for their party's presidential nomination should skirmish on the political hot-button issue of U.S. use of private security contractors.

Webb telescope passes preliminary review

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency said a preliminary design review has verified the integrated performance of subsystems in the James Webb Space Telescope.

Webb telescope to have advanced technology

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency announced its James Webb Space Telescope, now under development, will use an advanced high-speed network interface.
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James Webb
U.S. Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) (R) meets with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon, Myanmar on August 15, 2009. Suu Kyi has been detained for 14 of the past 20 years and was convicted of violating the terms of her house arrest by allowing American John Yettaw to stay at her home for two days. After Sen. Webb's visit, the generals of Myanmar agreed to release Yettaw, who was sentenced to seven years of hard labor. UPI/Sen. Webb's office

James Henry "Jim" Webb, Jr. (born February 9, 1946) is the senior United States Senator from Virginia. He is also an author and a former Secretary of the Navy. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

A 1968 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Webb served as a Marine Corps infantry officer until 1972, and is a highly decorated Vietnam War combat veteran. During his four years with the Reagan administration, Webb served as the first Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs, then as Secretary of the Navy.

Webb won the Democratic nomination for the 2006 Virginia Senate race by defeating Harris Miller in the primary, then won the general election by defeating the Republican incumbent George Allen. Webb's thin margin in the general election (less than 0.5%) kept the outcome uncertain for nearly two days after polls closed on November 7, 2006, and provided the final seat that tilted the Senate to Democratic control. On his sixty-fifth birthday, he announced that he will not seek re-election in 2012, saying that he does not want to spend his whole life in politics, and that he wants to return to the private sector.

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