Science and Engineering

As an avid space science enthusiast, Christine is passionate about the innovation which occurs at the intersection of the arts and sciences.  Part of her job at NASA is educating the public about the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) which is currently being assembled and will be launched in 2018 from French Guiana.  JWST will allow us to see the first stars and galaxies that formed billions of years ago.  It will also tell us more about exoplanets and perhaps even find building blocks of life elsewhere in the universe. 



James Webb Telescope


NASA engineer Ernie Wright looks on as the first six flight ready James Webb Space Telescope's primary mirror segments are prepped to begin final cryogenic testing at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. (Credit:NASA; MSFC; David Higginbotham )