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James Webb Space Telescope

Goal Leader: Eric Smith, Program Director

Deputy Goal Leader: Jeanne Davis, Program Manager

Goal Statement: Revolutionize humankind's understanding of the Cosmos and humanity’s place in it. The James Webb Space Telescope (Webb) will study every phase in the history of our universe, ranging from the first luminous glows after the Big Bang, to the formation of other stellar systems capable of supporting life on planets like Earth, to the evolution of our own solar system. By September 30, 2019, NASA will initiate on-orbit commissioning of Webb after launch.

Implementation Action Plans will be available with the Q1 FY 2018 performance update.