Webb Telescope Element Arrives at NASA JSC for Cryogenic Testing
Released on May 23, 2017
Carried inside a U.S. Air Force C5M Super Galaxy aircraft, the James Webb Space Telescope arrives at Ellington Field Reserve Joint Base near Houston, Texas on May 5, 2017. The Webb Telescope team unloads the telescope and transports it by road to the NASA Johnson Space Center for cryogenic testing. During its transport from the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center to the NASA Johnson Space Center, the Webb Telescope is kept safe inside the Space Telescope Transport Air Rail and Sea (STTARS) container.
At the NASA Johnson Space Center, engineers cleaned and moved STTARS into the Chamber A cleanroom where the Webb Telescope was unloaded and attached to a rollover fixture.
The U.S. Air Force C5M Super Galaxy transport aircraft arrives at Ellington Field Reserve Joint Base near Houston, TX. The Webb Telescope inside its STTARS container and other equipment is unloaded from the aircraft.