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James Webb Space Telescope Wings Arrive for Testing at Marshall

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center's X-ray and Cryogenic Test Facility receives the James Webb Space Telescope's wings for testing. Marshall team members receive and prepare the James Webb Space Telescope wings for testing. (NASA/MSFC/Fred Deaton) NASA Marshall Space Flight Center's X-ray and Cryogenic Test Facility recently received the James Webb Space Telescope's wings for testing. In order to prepare the Webb structures to meet the extreme temperatures of space, engineers at the X-ray and Cryogenic Facility will carefully examine telescope components inside a vacuum chamber that simulates the hyper-cold of space, chilling the hardware from room temperature down to a frigid minus 414 F. Results will reveal any imperfections that occur with the components so changes can be made if needed.

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