Here it is: humanity’s final look at @NASAWebb as it heads into deep space to answer our biggest questions. Alone in the vastness of space, Webb will soon begin an approximately two-week process to deploy its antennas, mirrors, and sunshield. #UnfoldTheUniverse

Congrats to all the scientists and engineers involved with launching this once-in-a-generation telescope! Proud my administration supported it when the going got tough, and I can't wait to see what it uncovers about the fundamental origins of our universe. twitter.com/NASA/status/14…

@BarackObama This is so cool!! Thank you for your leadership as always, President Obama!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

@BarackObama This telescope cost 10 billion dollars. We are going to spend over 750 billion on the military this year alone. Imagine what we could build if we had our priorities in order?

@rtbkc @BarackObama I see your point. But, astronomy and the understanding of science, and sharing discoveries, far outweighs the ability to wage war against fellow Earthlings.

@BarackObama @SandyGirl4Him Just the next step in the evolution of what should be a never ending pursuit of answering our curiosity. From leaving the cave & going over the hill, from Magellan to Kittyhawk, breaking the sound barrier, to the moon, to Hubble, the ISS, to Webb & beyond. Exploration defines us

@milhaus64 @BarackObama @SandyGirl4Him The cave reference makes me think there’s about 75 M voters who ought to go back into it.