JWST and Astrophysics Cost Chart

Development costs of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) represented a significant portion of total spending on all astrophysics programs, as demonstrated by this chart comparing annual program obligations. Between 2003 and 2022, 1 out of every 3 dollars spent on astrophysics went to the JWST project. Amounts after the current year are official projections. Source: NASA Budget Requests FYs 2005 - 2022.