|Posted on Oct 30, 2012 08:59:43 AM | John Entwistle | 0 Comments ||
The first two of the 18 primary mirrors to fly aboard NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope arrived at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
The mirrors are going through receiving and inspection and will then be stored in the Goddard cleanroom until engineers are ready to assemble them onto the telescope's backplane structure that will support them.To read more and see a video of the mirrors’ arrival, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/technology/features/webb-tech-mirrors-delivered.html.
This information is a great extension to the NASA Explorer Schools live video chat with Dr. John Mather, a Nobel Prize winning Astrophysicist working with James Webb. Watch the archived video of this chat on the NES Virtual Campus.
Tags : NASA Mission Update