Webb Journey to Space EP6: Launch

  • Released Friday, December 31, 2021

The final chapter of the Webb journey to space. After months of transporting and preparing, the time has finally come. The Webb Telescope first is moved into the Ariane 5 rocket faring at the Guiana Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana. The rocket with Webb now inside of it, is then moved to the launch pad. On Christmas morning, the rocket is launched into space. Approximately 30 minutes after the rocket made it into space, Webb was seperate for the rocket and slowly started its journey to L2.


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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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This page was originally published on Friday, December 31, 2021.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:43 PM EDT.


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