Watch the James Webb Space Telescope launch at 7:20 a.m. ET

After far too many delays over the years to count, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has a launch date. If there’s no new last-minute setback, the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope will fly on Saturday, December 25.

NASA expects the Ariane 5 rocket carrying the JWST to lift off no earlier than 7:20 a.m. ET on Christmas Day from the Guyana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana. You can watch the entire event unfold, starting with pre-launch coverage, starting at 3AM ET. The space agency will broadcast the launch on its NASA Live website, as well as on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Twitch.

Understandably, there is a lot of excitement for the JWST to finally make its way into space. Not only will a successful launch mark the end of a tumultuous 14-year development cycle, but the telescope, with its much more sophisticated sensors than Hubble, will allow astronomers to glimpse black holes and early galaxies in a way they do. have not been. can do in the past.

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