James Webb Space Telescope

“Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Her five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.”

Can you believe this opening television monologue has been famous for over 50 years? Since 1966 Star Trek has opened each series with these words. Who would of known that these words stand true today.

Alien attack ??

Attached to an Ariane 5 Rocket, this bad boy will be launched into outer space, approximately one million miles. You know, right around Lagrange point number 2 (my thoughts exactly). Shielded from the sun, the JWST using infrared imagery, spectroscopy and just for kicks a thermographic camera, will give scientists (parents), the opportunity to look further back inside dust clouds to the time that stars and planets were being formed. In fact, my research into the JWST revealed the increased chances of discovering extrasolar planets. This is great news for my son and I who are constantly on the lookout for aliens headed our way. Either way, if all goes as planned, the JWST will have a ten year mission of space exploration in ways our children will be studying long after.


Published by John Schmitz

Happily married to an absolute dream come true woman, Ami. Who has blessed me with two absolute dream come true children, Orion and Cassi. Now my goal everyday is to do life with my children. Whether I go shopping or in the kitchen cooking, my children will be right there with me. Talking through my actions, involving them in decision making and understanding options available. Pitching tents, trails to hike and adventures to come, they will be my side.

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