A bunch of stupid human errors have delayed NASA’s new space telescope yet again, this time to 2021

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The James Webb Space Telescope is easily the most-anticipated new piece of hardware in NASA's arsenal. The telescope is incredibly powerful and will give scientists the ability to peer deeper into space and with more detail than ever before. That's why it's so darn frustrating that the huge orbiting observatory has been hit with multiple delays related to its development and construction.

Today, NASA held a teleconference call to give everyone and update on the status of the project. It was the first update since the agency delayed the launch of telescope into 2020. The theme of the call was "Webb is worth the wait," with NASA boasting that the telescope would be a revolutionary new tool. Unfortunately, the call brought some bad news: The wait for Webb will be even longer than we thought.

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A bunch of stupid human errors have delayed NASA’s new space telescope yet again, this time to 2021 originally appeared on BGR.com on Wed, 27 Jun 2018 at 13:22:58 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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