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#ThrowbackThursday to 2014 and folding up the secondary mirror booms on a test (Pathfinder) version of the James Webb Space Telescope (#JWST).

Read more: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasawebbtelescope/27694762244/ and
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasawebbtelescope/27694762384

Image credits: NASA/Desiree Stover
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Recently, in the giant clean room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, engineers gave the James Webb Space Telescope a "lift and tilt" during testing making it appear to strike a pose in this time lapse video. Featured in this video is Webb's combined telescope and science instrument package.

Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

Youtube: https://youtu.be/QZYs7x7GWH8

Download video: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/1230
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Nobel Laureate (and James Webb Space Telescope Project Scientist) John Mather answers some commonly asked questions about the Big Bang, and about #JWST's role in understanding the early history of the universe.

http://jwst.nasa.gov/bigBangQandA.html

Image credit: NASA/Chris Gunn
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Got questions about #JWST's tennis court-sized sunshield? This feature will answer them! http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/the-complex-material-engineering-of-nasas-webb-telescope-sunshield
The shiny silver material of the five-layer sunshield that will fly aboard NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is a complex and innovative feat of material science and engineering.
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can't wait for stuff to start coming back from this guy. i mean, i guess first, i hope it gets to space. never know with these politicians these days.
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Remember when Bill Nye the Science Guy and actor Robert Picardo visited NASA Goddard to make a video with Dr. Amber Straughn about #JWST? They just posted the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYrA7RiRDFQ

(Also, there is a bonus scene at the very, very end.)
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A video reflection on the special +NASA Goddard #JWST mirror viewing, from a unique perspective: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-ldmlCkAoU 
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There is a NASA Social coming up on July 29! Here is all the info you need on how to apply to come visit us at NASA Goddard. If you were snowed out from our winter Social, please note this on your application for this one! http://www.nasa.gov/social/startrek-social
We’re inviting our social media followers to apply for a two-day event on the influence of Star Trek at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts on July 29 and 30 in the Washington, DC, area.
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"Meet up at the Albert Einstein Memorial in DC for your chance to talk with astrophysicist John C. Mather, the 2006 Nobel Prize winner in Physics. He's also the Senior Project Scientist for JWST. Want to know more about the Big Bang Theory? Interested in the work that goes on at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center? This event will also feature hands-on science activities from the Society of Physics Students.

The date/time is Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. This event is free; registration recommended, but not required."

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-a-nobel-laureate-einstein-memorial-pop-up-tickets-24099808175?mc_cid=03cfa65cb0&mc_eid=52e285c84b
Meet up at the Albert Einstein Memorial for your chance to talk with astrophysicist John C. Mather, the 2006 Nobel Prize winner in Physics. Want to know more about the big-bang theory? Interested in the work that goes on at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center? Then stop by for a chat! This event will also feature hands-on science activities from the Society of Physics Students. This event is free; registration recommended, but not required.
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How will we discover life in the universe? What are the cosmos’ biggest unknowns? How do scientific discoveries inspire and transform the stories we tell?

Join sci-fi authors Larry Niven, Kim Stanley Robinson, Connie Willis, Charlie Stross, Joe Haldeman and Harry Turtledove and a panel of the scientists and engineers of the Hubble and Webb space telescopes as they explore the places where their worlds collide.

Get insight into the scientific and creative processes as they discuss topics ranging from why we can’t seem to find evidence of intelligent aliens to the ways that science happens in real life.

Watch: https://youtu.be/eld7fvPvxwA
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We're all about time-lapses today!

A lovely photo time-lapse of ‪#‎JWST‬'s mirrors rotating by a NASA Goddard person who was there that day! https://youtu.be/CWL9ZBFLHPA

Credit: David Friedlander
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Here's a time-lapse video showing the Webbcam view of the James Webb Space Telescope science instrument installation in our giant cleanroom at NASA Goddard. You can find our Webbcam here: http://jwst.nasa.gov/webcam.html

https://youtu.be/D3mTxUhtBlA
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Are you going to be at Awesome Con this weekend in DC? If so, come to our panel! Hear from the photographers, video producers, writers, web developers, and social media experts who tell the story of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. The panel is Saturday, June 4th, at 5:45 PM in room 145A.

More info: http://www.awesome-con.com/science-fair/
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All about the next generation James Webb Space Telescope!
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The James Webb Space Telescope is the successor to Hubble. It is an infrared telescope with a 6.5m mirror and a sunshade the size of a regulation tennis court! It will launch in 2018.