[Webinar] James Webb Space Telescope: The biggest Engineering Marvels of our Century!

Registration: Open to all.
Date: January 29, 2022
Time: 7 PM PKT
Venue: Online


In December 2021, the world’s biggest and most powerful telescope was launched in space. This telescope, called the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is a result of dedicated efforts spanning over 30 years and a combination of the most advanced engineering, astrophysical, and modeling principles!

Do you want to find out more about what makes this telescope one of the greatest scientific marvels of all times?

If yes, then tune in to this webinar on JWST with Mansoor Ahmed (Emeritus; NASA Goddard Space Flight Center):


About Mansoor Ahmed

Mansoor has recently retired from NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center. He continues to hold emeritus status with NASA. Before retiring, he was serving as the Associate Director of the Astrophysics Projects Division as well as the Program Manager for the Physics of the Cosmos program and the Cosmic Origins program at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

Mansoor has spent most of his career in serving the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) program in different capacities, including the Flight Operations Manager and the Project Manager for HST operations. He has participated in all but one Hubble repair missions. During a short stint away from HST, Mansoor has served as the Mission Manager for the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory De-Orbit mission, the Deputy Project Manager for the James Web Space Telescope and as the Project Manager for the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) mission, a collaborative endeavor between NASA and the European Space Agency with the goal to verify Einstein’s theory of relativity by detecting gravitational waves generated by massive objects in our universe, as predicted by Einstein.

Mansoor grew up in Peshawar and studied in PAF College Lower Topa before migrating to the US in 1970. Mansoor has a B.S degree from University of Maryland and M.S. from George Washington University, both in mechanical engineering. He has received the NASA Group Achievement Award, 2001; the Goddard Space Flight Center Group Achievement Award, 1995; and the NASA Exceptional Service Medal, 1995.  Mansoor has been a member of the US government Senior Executive Service (SES) in 2007.

Resource Persons:
Mansorr Ahmed
Emeritus, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA

Mohsina Asif

External References:
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