Delaware Space Grant Alumna Helped Prepare the James Webb Space Telescope
GAZING AT GALAXIES
Photos by Kathy F. Atkinson and courtesy of Elaine Stewart and NASA December 23, 2021
UD engineering grad Elaine Stewart helped prepare the James Webb Space Telescope
Editor’s note: This story was originally published on Dec. 23, two days before an international team successfully launched the James Webb Space Telescope.
Already it has traveled thousands of miles — by land and sea — to reach its launch site in Kourou, French Guiana. Now, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is pointed toward the sky for a million-mile journey that scientists say could tell us more about the origins of the universe than has ever been possible before.