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The James Webb Space Telescope launched successfully on December 25, for more see the NASA Press Release. All major deployments have now been completed, it will reach the L2 point on January 23. To follow the mission, see the "Where is Webb?" page.

The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) to the Didymos asteroid system launched on November 24 at 6:21 UT (1:21 a.m. EST, 10:21 p.m. Nov. 23 PST) from Vandenberg Air Force Base

The Lucy mission to Jupiter's Trojan asteroids launched successfully on 16 October at 09:34 UT (5:34 a.m. EDT). For more, see the NASA Press Release.

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Institute of Aeronautical Sciences (IAS) holds its Founders Meeting at Columbia University.

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