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Marcia Dunn

More delay, cost for space telescope

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—NASA's next-generation space telescope has been delayed yet again at a staggering cost of $1 million a day.

For the third time in less than a year, the space agency yesterday announced a lengthy postponement for the James Webb Space Telescope.

The observatory now will fly no earlier than 2021; until last fall, it was on the books for a 2018 launch.