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The James Webb Space Telescope's Folding Mirrors

Performed in early March, this most recent test involved commanding the spacecraft's internal systems to fully extend, and latch Webb's iconic 21 feet 4 inch (6.5 meter) primary mirror into the same configuration it will have when in space.
Credits: NASA / Sophia Roberts


Sophia Roberts (AIMM): Producer
Sophia Roberts (AIMM): Videographer
Michael P. Menzel (AIMM): Videographer
Sophia Roberts (AIMM): Video Editor
Michael McClare (KBRwyle): Lead Videographer
Bailee DesRocher (USRA): Animator
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