DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — Not only is NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope considered the largest and most powerful orbital observer ever launched, but it also has strong ties to Danville.

NASA unveiled a batch of images from the telescope earlier this week, offering the deepest look of the cosmos ever captured as part of a major scientific milestone.

According to the Danville Science Center, Gregory Robinson — a Danville native — is the program director for the James Webb Space Telescope.

Robinson has reportedly worked for NASA for more than three decades in engineering and program management.

In addition, he was named as one of “TIME Magazine’s” 100 most influential people this year.