Thefirst two of the 18 primary mirrors to fly aboard NASA’s James Webb SpaceTelescope arrived at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
The mirrors are going through receiving and inspection and will then be storedin the Goddard cleanroom until engineers are ready to assemble them onto thetelescope’s backplane structure that will support them.
To read more and see a video of themirrors’ arrival, visit: https://www.nasa.gov/topics/technology/features/webb-tech-mirrors-delivered.html.
This information is a great extension to the NASAExplorer Schools live video chat with Dr. John Mather, a Nobel Prize winningAstrophysicist working with James Webb. Watch the archived video of thischat on the NES Virtual Campus.