James Webb Space Telescope – Interview with Lee Feinberg, Optical Telescope Element Manager

What kind of discoveries can we expect from the James Webb Space Telescope? Find out in our interview with Lee Feinberg, James Webb’s Optical Telescope Element Manager.

Lee Feinberg, James Webb Optical Telescope Element ManagerLee Feinberg has been the Optical Telescope Element Manager for the James Webb Space Telescope at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center for the past 20 years. Lee led the telescope technology development and led the telescope from architecture trades and design activities to manufacturing through integration and testing. He was also a member of the optics team that determined the optical prescription to correct the Hubble Space Telescope and performed independent testing of the mirrors that corrected Hubble.

The James Webb Space Telescope (sometimes called JWST or Webb) is an orbiting infrared observatory that will complement and extend the discoveries of the Hubble Space Telescope, with longer wavelength coverage and greatly improved sensitivity. The longer wavelengths enable Webb to look much closer to the beginning of time and to hunt for the unobserved formation of the first galaxies, as well as to look inside dust clouds where stars and planetary systems are forming today.

Interview conducted 2/16/2022 Transcript available at https://www.yourspacejourney.com/2022/02/17/james-webb-space-telescope-interview-with-lee-feinberg-optical-telescope-element-manager-transcript/

For more information about Lee, visit https://jwst.nasa.gov/content/meetTheTeam/people/feinberg.html

For more information on the James Webb Space Telescope, visit https://webb.nasa.gov/

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