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James Webb Space Telescope​ Tours

The JWST is being assembled at the Northrop Grumman Space Park in Redondo Beach. Only one tour before summer still has openings. This tour is on Monday February 24. Contact Phil Regier at VCAS.programs@gmail.com to receive detailed information, and to reserve space for this tour. Arrival for visitors is requested by 09:00, to receive preprinted visitors' badges. The tour includes a welcoming presentation on aerospace technology, and JWST observation.

This tour will last about one and one-half hours, will require about 1/4 mile of walking between buildings.  Water and restrooms are available along the tour route.  Visitors must be able to walk up stairs.
Again:  Tours to JWST are free, and parking at Northrop Grumman is free and usually abundant. 
Please remember that no photography or recording of any kind is permitted anywhere on this national defense site.
Thanks to all who have already attended during the summer tours! Including several of our members who have returned for another look!


After February, the spacecraft will be removed from Building M8 for environmental testing for about two months and should return and be visible again during Summer 2020.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.  We'll continue to keep you informed of any changes.  We can anticipate such fluctuations as schedule pressure mounts this coming final year before scheduled launch in 2021.

Again, if you have registered on behalf of other persons, please forward this information to them. Thanks!

Contact Phil Regier at VCAS.programs@gmail.com to express an interest in a February or summer tour.

If you have a few minutes check out the video below about the James Webb Space Telescope.