Engineering Challenges

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How do you fit a telescope the size of a tennis court into a rocket as wide as a pickup truck?

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“Looking into the Past -- The James Webb Space Telescope”

    NASA has plans to use the new James Webb Space Telescope to look back in time. By looking at the light from stars formed in the early universe, NASA is about to shed a whole new light on the past.
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    The James Webb Space Telescope is NASA's next orbiting observatory and the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope. A tennis-court-sized telescope orbiting far beyond Earth's moon, Webb will detect infrared radiation and be capable of seeing in that wavelength as well as Hubble sees in visible light.

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