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Thread #170768 Message #4131683
Posted By: Bill D
09-Jan-22 - 11:13 AM
Thread Name: BS: SPACE - James Webb Telescope LAUNCH-Dec 2021
Subject: RE: BS: SPACE - James Webb Telescope LAUNCH
To appreciate just what it took to actually make this gadget work, it is interesting to follow... if not every minute.. this re-broadcast of the live action as they finish deploying the mirrors.
The entire program is about 4 hours, but one can skip ahead by tapping the progress bar. At about 1 hr. 50 min. they interview one of the technology managers, who explains in detail what it took to create the thing. It is amazing that it took ONLY 20 years.