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.

NASA restarts NuSTAR black hole search

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced the restart of an astronomy project designed to detect black holes in the "local" universe.

NASA to attend SPIE scientific meeting

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- NASA scientists present findings on several photo-optical and engineering topics, such as the James Webb Space Telescope in San Diego next week.

NASA and Canada sign space agreement

WASHINGTON, July 16 (UPI) -- U.S. and Canadian officials signed a former agreement Monday to cooperate on the James Webb Space Telescope.

Webb, Graham spar over Iraq war

WASHINGTON, July 15 (UPI) -- Sen. James Webb said Sunday there is no war in Iraq, just a "botched occupation," but that Congress is not trying to take control from President George Bush.

Reid: 'It's time to change course' in Iraq

WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., says the U.S. troop surge in Iraq is not working and the war "is headed in a very dangerous direction."

Webb Space Telescope contract awarded

OTTAWA, June 13 (UPI) -- The Canadian Space Agency has awarded a $39 million contract to Com Dev International Ltd. to build two instruments for the James Webb Space Telescope.

NASA exhibits a Webb Space Telescope model

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- NASA will display a full scale model of the James Webb Space Telescope in Washington during this week's U.S. Public Service Recognition event.

James Webb Space Telescope plans approved

WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has approved 10 new technologies for use in the James Webb Space Telescope to be launched in 2013.

NASA chief scientist is appointed

WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- John Mather, a 2006 Nobel Prize winner, has been named chief scientist of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Senate aide arrested for gun

WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Capitol Police said an aide to U.S. Sen. James Webb, D-Va., was charged with trying to bring a loaded gun into a Senate office building.

Webb telescope mirrors ready for polishing

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- NASA says the James Webb Space Telescope's 18 hexagonal-shaped mirror blanks have been constructed and are ready to be polished and assembled.

Webb: Deal with Iran, Syria on Iraq

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Sen. James Webb, D-Va., says President Bush's plan to boost U.S. troops in Iraq ignores "the elephant in the bedroom" -- dealing with Iran and Syria.

Telescope 'backplane' successfully tested

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say the "spine" of the James Webb Space Telescope has become the largest structure ever tested in freezing conditions.

Va. Sen. Allen reveals Jewish ancestry

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Sen. George Allen, R-Va., has revealed he has Jewish ancestry on his mother's side, one day after a contentious exchange with a reporter on the subject. Allen said in a statement that his maternal grandfather was a member of Italy's prominent Lumbroso Jew

Hillary Clinton leads in 2008 war chest

NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., is leading the campaign funding race for November elections that could also fund her presidential bid in 2008.

Space Watch: Is there life after Hubble?

WASHINGTON, April 21 (UPI) -- A series by UPI examining the exploration of space. This week: New NASA Administrator Michael Griffin's promise to reconsider the decision to cancel the space shuttle servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope once the shuttle starts flying again mak

Analysis: Hubble's salvation inevitable

WASHINGTON, May 10 (UPI) -- Indications are growing that the aging Hubble Space Telescope will not be allowed to die -- even if the U.S. space shuttle fleet will not be deployed to save it.
PHIL BERARDELLI, United Press International

Analysis: JFK, Bush space plans similar

WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) -- A comparison of the space exploration proposals of George W. Bush and John F. Kennedy reveals surprising similarities as well as to-be-expected differences across the generations.
FRANK SIETZEN, United Press International

Hubble's loss also impacts UV astronomy

LONDON, March 30 (UPI) -- A British astronomer has warned that the loss of the Hubble Space Telescope will rob astronomers of a view of the cosmos in the ultraviolet range.

Analysis: Hubble's end not quite foregone

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- Several factors are combining to suggest the fate of the Hubble Space Telescope -- which NASA administrator Sean O'Keefe has said will never again be visited by a space shuttle repair mission -- might not be a foregone conclusion.
PHIL BERARDELLI, United Press International

Extending Hubble's mission considered

HOUSTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Although the Hubble Space Telescope is scheduled to be shut down in 2010, extending it beyond that deadline would enable scientists to use it in conjunction with the NASA's new telescope -- the Next Generation Space Telescope or NGST -- a leading astronom

Findings deepen mystery of black holes

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- For the first time, astronomers have found medium-sized black holes among some very old star clusters, a discovery that adds new evidence to help solve an abiding cosmic conundrum: Which came first, galaxies or black holes?

TRW edges out Lockheed to build telescope

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- TRW Inc. defeated a rival bid from Lockheed Martin to build NASA's successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, the space agency announced Tuesday.
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