Saturday, May 07, 2016

Saturday Morning Video: James Webb Space Telescope Mirror Rollover Timelapse

James Webb Space Telescope Mirror Rollover Timelapse


In this rare timelapse video see inside the world's largest clean room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland as the James Webb Space Telescope team lifts and turns the telescope for the first time. With glimmering gold surfaces, the large primary and rounded secondary mirror on this telescope are specially designed to reflect infrared light from some of the first stars ever born. The team will now begin to prepare to install the telescope's science instruments to the back of the mirrors. Webb is an international project led by NASA with its partners, ESA (European Space Agency) and the Canadian Space Agency. For more information, visit: or

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Video credit: NASA/Mike McClare

Text credit: NASA/Laura Betz

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