Universe  ID: 13014

Webb - A Tale of Precise Construction

The James Webb Space Telescope is one the most ambitious, and technically complex missions NASA has ever set its focus on. Building an infrared observatory of this magnitude, power and complexity has never been attempted before. In order to ensure seamless operation in space, the cutting-edge technology incorporated into Webb must be rigorously tested prior to launch.

The entire design of the Webb took years to develop, and was specifically engineered to see more of the cosmos than ever before. It required hundreds of scientists, engineers, optics experts and many others to pool their knowledge in a way that had never been done. Relying on the teamwork of three prominent space agencies: NASA, the European Space Agency, and the Canadian Space Agency, Webb has come to include over 1,200 people worldwide to bring the world’s newest and most powerful infrared observatory to life.
 

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http://www.nasa.gov/webb


Credits

Sophia Roberts (AIMM):
Producer
Videographer
Video Editor

Michael McClare (KBRwyle):
Lead Videographer

Michael P. Menzel (AIMM):
Videographer

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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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James Webb Space Telescope - JWST

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