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PostPosted: November 26th, 2015, 6:46 pm 
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The flight structure for the JWST is now at Goddard. The structure will hold the telescope's eighteen beryllium mirrors; beryllium is a lightweight and corrosion-resistant metal. The 1:36 video "James Webb Space Telescope Stands Tall" is currently in the third-to-last row in NASA's video archive...
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogallery/index.html

More information:
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/webb/main/index.html


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PostPosted: November 1st, 2016, 11:32 am 
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Tomorrow at 8am CDT both NASA-TVs will broadcast a science briefing on the JWST. As of June, the primary mirror (consisting of eighteen hexagonal segments) was fully constructed.

There are actually two webcams allowing interested people to view the construction live...
http://www.jwst.nasa.gov/webcam.html


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The science briefing of Wednesday will be rebroadcast at 8am CDT and 7pm CDT tomorrow, and 7am CDT and 3pm CDT Sunday, on both NASA-TVs.

Wednesday's NASA Image of the Day was a shot of the JWST primary mirror...
http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/james-webb-space-telescope-mirrors-will-piece-together-cosmic-puzzles


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The ScienceCasts series has issued a 3:36 video titled "Shake, Rattle and Cold" about the preparation for the JWST's launch. The JWST is being touted as the "most sophisticated space science telescope ever" and its planned launch is in October 2018. Its primary mirror is three times wider than Hubble's.

The video:
https://science.nasa.gov/sciencecasts/readying-webb-for-launch


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