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Inspirations from the Stars
With a name like Welcome Apocalypse, one assumes a bleak outlook. In times of great need, strife, and chaos comes amazing human ingenuity. There remains no motivator such as need. Inspiration drives humanity to invent, create, and reason. Tied inextricably is our ability to learn, and solve problems.
Even as our technological prowess soars to new heights in record times, there are certainly no shortage of problems. Society| Technology| Science is about intersections of human tenacity and will. Here, we will explore advances, news, and ideas in STEM fields and how those impact and fascinate us.
Another landmark achievement in science is occurring as the James Webb Space Telescope, decades in the making launched on December 25, 2021. This Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam) continues to share these images with the public, starting July 11, 2022.
What Webb Did for Astronomy
So who was James E. Webb (1906-1996)? From 1961-1968, he was the Administrator for NASA. During this time, Webb seemed to be inspired to see science and society co-operating for the benefit of all. He saw a world where education and technology would advance together.
Together, his team would design, build, and launch countless missions that would shape and grow our understanding of the universe. During this time, James Webb would take on the Apollo program, as well as critical roles in establishing NASA as what it is today.
Around here, there is a cell phone that cannot take clear pictures of text to save it’s life – yet there are people firing infrared beams 13 billion light years away, analyzing the return data, and creating knowledge where there was nothing. Cheers to the legacy of James E. Webb.
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