James Webb Space Telescope Encapsulation

  • Released Monday, January 31, 2022

Encapsulation marks the final readiness for Webb's flight to space. Here the rocket fairing, or nose cone, of the Ariane 5 rocket was lifted 15 stories and carefully placed over the Webb Telescope.


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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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This page was originally published on Monday, January 31, 2022.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:37 PM EDT.


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