James Webb Space Telescope launch missing March 2021 target due to COVID-19

The James Webb Space Telescope will be the “largest, most powerful and complex space telescope ever built and launched into space,” NASA says.

But preparing the giant space telescope for launch requires people, and COVID-19 severely limited the workforce at NASA for the last three months.

Given recent remote work requirements, NASA no longer believes it can launch the James Webb Space Telescope by March 2021 as previously planned.

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