By Cresswell McCoy WATCH RELATED VIDEO Submit WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 14: (L-R) John Grunsfeld, astronaut and associate administrator of the Science Mission Directorate at NASA; John Mather, senior project scientist for the Webb telescope at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center; Sara Seager, professor of planetary science and physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Dave Gallagher, director of astronomy and physics at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory; and Matt Mountain, director of the Space Telescope Science Institute discuss 'the scientific and technological roadmap that will lead to the discovery of potentially habitable worlds among the stars' July 14, 2014 at NASA headquarters in Washington, DC. Most prominent among the methods NASA will search the universe for habitable exoplanets will be the deployment of the James Webb Space Telescope, with a mirror of 21 feet, scheduled to be launched in 2018. Advertisement © 2017 HNGN, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission. Advertisement 0 COMMENTS CLOSE COMMENT Get HNGN's Top Stories Newsletter Everyweek You have already subscribed. Thank you.