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Official site of the design, build, test and launch of JWST.

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JWST Science overview, future home of science data and images.

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Overview of the spacecraft, mission and science of JWST.

JWST related content on the NASA HOME PAGE plus links to NASA’s other great activities and missions.

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JWST related Missions.

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General Interest

These videos are general interest.

John Mather

John Mather, Nobel Laureate in physics and JJWST project scientist, gave a public talk at Northrop Grumman on the "History of the Universe." More...

Credit: Northrop Grumman Corporation
Length: 59 minutes
Formats:YouTube, 116 MB .wmv, 530 MB .mp4

Engineering Model of JWST

Engineering students from California Polytechnic Institute brought their Webb Telescope deployment model to NASA Goddard More...

Credit: NASA
Length:1 minute 28 seconds
Formats: YouTube, 254 MB .mov, more formats at SVS

Trailer

The largest thermal vacuum chamber in the world gets a major upgrade to test the largest space telescope ever built, the Webb Telescope. More...

Credit: NASA
Length: 4 minutes
Formats:YouTube, 20.4 MB .mov, transcript (txt)

Beyond Hubble

Beyond Hubble: A New Era of Astronomy with the James Webb Space Telescope. More...

Credit: Library of Congress
Length: 59 minutes
Formats: YouTube

Trailer

Dr. John Mather at NASA Goddard on October 9th, 2012, "Science Systems Engineering for JWST - Why are we building it like this?" More...

Credit: NASA
Length: 1 hour, 15 minutes plus additonal 20 minutes of Q&A
Formats: YouTube only: Talk and Q&A

Trailer

Testing of the one-sixth scale test bed telescope & integration/test of primary mirror segments and the secondary mirror from 2006 to March 2011. More...

Credit: Ball Aerospace
Length: 1 minutes 4 seconds
Formats: YouTube, 6 MB .m4v, 17 MB.wmv

Trailer

A low speed balance test of the centrifuge at NASA Goddard taken by cellphone. More...

Credit: NASA
Length: 34 seconds
Formats: YouTube, 20.4 MB .mov, 12 MB .m4v

Trailer

Actor Seth Green and a group of actor/writer/producer friends visits NASA Goddard on the day Webb's ISIM spins on the centrifuge. More...

Credit:NASA
Length: 1 minutes 25 seconds
Formats: YouTube, 44 MB .m4v, 17 MB .m4v, 55 MB .mov, 53 MB.wmv

Trailer

James Webb Space Telescope scientist Dr. Amber Straughn answers some frequently asked questions and does a cryogenics demo. More...

Credit: NASA
Length: 4 minutes 13 seconds
Formats: YouTube, 148 MB .m4v, 49 MB .m4v, 153 MB .mov, 112 MV .mov 132 MB .wmv, 38 MB .mpg, 26 MB .mp4

Trailer

The time-lapse video shows the full-scale model, which was in Battery Park, NYC for the World Science Festival on May 28, 2010. More...

Credit:NASA
Length: 1 minutes 32 seconds
Formats: YouTube, 18.4 MB .m4v, 28.6 MB .mov, 1.34 GB .wmv

Trailer

The construction of the Webb Telescope full-scale model in Battery Park, NYC for the World Science Festival on May 28, 2010. The construction took 5 days - this video shows about 4.5 of that as we hit a maximum picture count. More...

Credit:NASA
Length: 3 minutes 20 seconds
Formats: YouTube, 39 MB .m4v, 32 MB .mpg, 124 MB .mov, 1.34 GB .wmv

Trailer

Our mission "movie trailer". More...

Credit:NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Length: 1 minutes 38 seconds
Formats: YouTube, Vimeo, 59 MB .m4v, 50 MB .mov

General Interest

A good general overview of the JWST telescope and how it will accomplish its science goals.

Credit: Northrop Grumman
Length: 13 minutes 17 seconds
Formats: 34.7 MB .mp4, 1.12 GB .mov

Bizony

This lecture was given at Goddard Space Flight Center by Piers Bizony, a science writer. He speaks about James Webb's importance to NASA's science and space programs.

Credit: Piers Bizony
Length: approx 1 hour
Formats: YouTube, 27.1 MB .mov, 47.9 MB .mov, 218 MB.mov