Between 1961 and 1968 the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union was blazing. The two nations raced to the moon and the winner would forever have the glory of being first. During that time the administrator of the NASA program was James E. Webb and the telescope being launched in his honor will be the most powerful and complex ever to see space. Interestingly this telescope has been waiting five years since it was constructed to actually be placed in space. Author Christopher Plain writing for The Debrief lays out the brief past and exciting future for this incredible device and you can find it HERE.