Launch of James Webb Space Telescope Delayed

High Winds set Christmas Day for takeoff.

Due to dangerously high winds, NASA announced on Wednesday that it would be delaying the launch of the James Webb space telescope. Initially planned to be rocketed into outer space on December 24th, the telescope is now set for a Christmas Day launch at the earliest. The James Webb telescope is a massive joint project between NASA and the European and Canadian space agencies. 

This telescope is designed to be the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, which was responsible for allowing scientists to view cosmic background radiation from billions of years in the universe’s past. The new telescope is designed to allow scientists to even better understand the deep reaches of the universe and our place in it. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for those working at NASA to assure a safe launch of the space telescope. 
  • For the president and his administration to seek God’s discernment on how to enhance understanding and discover of the universe. 
  • That NASA Administrator Nelson would seek the Lord’s direction as he makes decisions for the agency. 

Sources: AP,


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