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.

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NASA's Webb Telescope Gets Its Wings


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Interview, James Webb Telescope, Missions, Telescopes

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NASA and Mary Estacion (STScI)

Publication: March 22, 2013

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