|Credits: NASA GSFC/CIL/Adriana Manrique Gutierrez|
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope team has fully deployed its 21-foot gold-plated primary mirror, completing the final phase of all major spacecraft deployments in preparation for scientific operations.
As a joint effort with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Canadian Space Agency, the Webb mission will explore every phase of cosmic history, from the solar system to the most distant observable galaxies in the early universe.
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson commented on the development: “Today NASA has achieved another engineering milestone that has lasted for decades. While the journey is not over, I am joining the Webb team to breathe a little easier and envision future advances that are determined. ”To inspire the world. The James Webb Space Telescope is an unprecedented mission that is about to see the light of the…