James Webb Space Telescope Encapsulation

  • Released Monday, January 31st, 2022
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:37PM
  • ID: 14079

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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