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posted by Fnord666 on Thursday October 08 2020, @12:03PM   Printer-friendly
from the looking-forward-to-first-light dept.

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope passes crucial launch-simulation tests:

NASA's next big space telescope just took another step toward its highly anticipated 2021 launch.

The $9.8 billion James Webb Space Telescope has passed "environmental testing," a series of trials designed to simulate the considerable rigors of launch, NASA officials announced today (Oct. 6).

"The successful completion of our observatory environmental tests represent[s] a monumental milestone in the march to launch," Webb project manager Bill Ochs, of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, said today in a statement. "Environmental testing demonstrates Webb's ability to survive the rocket ride to space, which is the most violent portion of its trip to orbit approximately a million miles from Earth."


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 08 2020, @01:28PM (3 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 08 2020, @01:28PM (#1062064)

    Have they taken it to an optometrist?

  • (Score: 2) by takyon on Thursday October 08 2020, @05:47PM (1 child)

    by takyon (881) <{takyon} {at} {soylentnews.org}> on Thursday October 08 2020, @05:47PM (#1062168) Journal

    They've taken it everywhere except where it belongs, space.

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    • (Score: 2) by Unixnut on Thursday October 08 2020, @11:33PM

      by Unixnut (5779) on Thursday October 08 2020, @11:33PM (#1062286)

      I am torn between a "funny" or "insightful yet depressing" mod....

  • (Score: 3, Funny) by isostatic on Thursday October 08 2020, @07:23PM

    by isostatic (365) on Thursday October 08 2020, @07:23PM (#1062199) Journal

    They took it to Barnards Castle