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No pressure: Taking mission responsibility for the $10 billion James Webb Telescope

Sep 13, 2022
Taking mission responsibility for the $10 billion James Webb Telescope

Not everyone arrives at work in the morning to advance humans’ understanding of our place in the universe. But David Liska does. As the Associate Director of Engineering & Technology at the Space Telescope Science Institute, he’s been integral in launching and operating one of humanity’s most ambitious astronomical projects to date: the James Webb Telescope. In this episode, learn what it takes to manage such a massively complex undertaking, Liska’s lessons for working on public sector projects, and what about the universe still fills him with wonder.

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