I have heard of people getting paid to do add-on work. I have even been offered but turn it down. That is just me. As I don't deserve it. But I guess people offer take it?
As much as I like telescopes, both ground-based and spaceborne, I say cancel this project and call it a day. Build something that actually works.
They won't though because its a shelter for jobs. And no nasa administrator wants to launch this on his watch and have it fail anyways.. If it’s ever completed, the builders won’t be able to suck money from the government anymore. JWST makes more money on the ground than it ever could in space.
Title Deployment test of Webb’s secondary mirror
Released 19/08/2019 10:00 am
Copyright NASA/C. Gunn
The secondary mirror – visible in the top right corner of the image – is among the most important pieces of equipment on the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) and is essential to the success of the mission.