May 17, 2020

Animation: The James Webb Space Telescope is folded to fit into its rocket

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How do you fold up the largest, most complex space science telescope ever built and fit it inside a rocket for launch? With testing and practice.

For the first time, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope was successfully folded and stowed into the same configuration it’ll have for liftoff: https://go.nasa.gov/2LFqe9v

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