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May 29, 2007 02:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2007-23

STScI Appoints New Mission Head for the James Webb Space Telescope

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May 29, 2007: The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) has appointed Dr. Kathryn Flanagan as the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Mission Head.

Dr. Flanagan will be responsible for the development and operations of the JWST Science and Operations Center at the STScI. The largest space observatory ever developed, the JWST is scheduled for launch in June 2013.

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Credit: NASA, MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, and STScI