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If NASA can overcome human error and other problems, its Webb Space Telescope may finally launch in 2021

Put March 30, 2021, on your calendar. That's when NASA now plans to launch its much-delayed James Webb Space Telescope.

In independent review board established by the space agency says the new launch date is realistic - as long as no additional problems arise.

If the review board's recommendations are "rigorously implemented," then NASA has a "very high probability" of sticking with its revised launch schedule, Tom Young, who chaired the board, said Wednesday.

This latest delay will add roughly $837 million to the telescope's cost, bringing the total price tag for development to

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