NASA are confident that the James Webb telescope will become operational in time to undertake the greatest test of its service life, assuming the Conservative Party continue to fail to smell the coffee. 'Spotting the birth of the first stars will be pretty impressive,' suggested a NASA scientist today, 'but identifying the last time Boris Johnson told the truth is the ultimate challenge,' he added.
The telescope has cost more than Brexit, has promised much more than Brexit (which wouldn't be hard) and in three weeks has achieved more than Brexit. 'To be fair, the Brexit and Johnson angle isn't exactly what it was designed for, but seeing as the European Space Agency are part funding the project and those were the only things they were interested in we decided to go along with it,' said a NASA spokesman.
The government only commented to say, 'we've made our viewpoint on experts clear.'