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In schedule:
Main Stage
May 30, 10:50 - 11:35 CET
The Universe, Unfolded: NASA James Webb Space Telescope
Software Delivery Craft Matters
technical excellence
unlimited potential
imposter syndrome
Level: General

Providing the earliest images of our universe, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has pushed the frontier of space technology and deep-space imaging to a completely new level! Through a partnership with ESA (European Space Agency) and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), its first full-color images and spectroscopic data were released on July 12, 2022. These images and data have fundamentally changed our understanding of the universe, allowing us to explore uncharted territories and revisit some old familiar sights in the universe.

Hear from Dr. Kenneth Harris II, one of the lead integration engineers on the program to discuss the incredible images and technologies incorporated into making JWST a reality. What do these discoveries mean for the future of humankind both on and off this planet? And what else is really out there?

Craft 2024 - Kenneth Harris
Kenneth Harris
Senior Project Engineer at The Aerospace Corporation

Acknowledged by Forbes Magazine amongst the world’s youngest and most impactful individuals in the field of science, Kenneth F. Harris II is known for delivering thoughtful and dynamic leadership on programs of critical national and international importance. Kenneth is a Senior Project Engineer for The Aerospace Corporation, contributing to both DoD and NASA payload missions. In this role, Dr. Har...