The Universe, Unfolded: NASA Webb Space Telescope

Kenneth Harris II | GOTO Chicago 2023

Transcript

Providing the earliest images of our universe, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has pushed the frontier of space technology and deep-space imaging to a completely new level! Through a partnership with ESA (European Space Agency) and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), its first full-color images and spectroscopic data were released on July 12, 2022. These images and data have fundamentally changed our understanding of the universe, allowing us to explore uncharted territories and revisit some old familiar sights in the universe.

Hear from Dr. Kenneth Harris II, one of the lead integration engineers on the program to discuss the incredible images and innovations made possible by the JWST. What do these discoveries mean for the future of humankind both on and off this planet?

About the speakers

Kenneth Harris II
Kenneth Harris II

Senior satellite engineer and Forbes Magazine '30 Under 30 Science' honoree