Episode 18: On the Wings of Webb

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Duration: 3 minutes, 35 seconds

The 21-foot-wide primary mirror of the Webb telescope is so large that it will have to fold up to fit into a rocket and be launched to space. Join host Mary Estacion as she travels to ATK in Magna, Utah, where the mirror’s foldable backplane “wings” have been constructed.

NASA's Webb Telescope Gets Its Wings

Behind the Scenes, Webb Mission


NASA and Mary Estacion (STScI)

Publication: March 22, 2013

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