Webb telescope now assembled for 1st time

On August 28, 2019, NASA announced that the 2 halves of the James Webb Space Telescope have now been successfully connected. The telescope is being assembled at Northrop Grumman’s facilities in Redondo Beach, California.

James Webb Space Telescope in clean room, with both halves now joined.

View larger. | Integration teams in a Northrop Grumman clean room in Redondo Beach carefully guide Webb’s suspended telescope section into place. Read more about the Webb’s assembly from NASA

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Deborah Byrd