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View Resource Next Generation Space Telescope (NGST) Observatory Architecture and Performance

Although not scheduled to be launched until 2011, design plans for the Hubble Space Telescope's replacement are already underway. This research paper describes some of the architectural and performance specifications slated for the Next Generation Space Telescope (now called the James Webb Space Telescope). The seven-meter primary mirror will be hexagonal and made up of twelve smaller one-meter...
View Resource NASA: Images from the Spacecraft and Telescopes Gallery

This website from the Jet Propulsion Lab provides over 100 images of NASA's spacecraft and telescopes. The original caption that was released with the image is posted along with the date of the image. The images can be sorted by mission, image release date, name, mission, instrument, or image size and can be downloaded in TIFF or JPEG format. At the time of this report, the sorting function was a...