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Join us at an Open House NASA Goddard on Saturday Sept. 26, and learn more about the James Webb Space Telescope! If you've ever wanted to see the flight hardware we've been posting photos of, this is your big chance! You'll have an opportunity to look through the window of our big cleanroom, and talk to people who work on the project. Come visit us and learn more about what we do here at Goddard!

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/637959623004301/
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Curious how our recent delivery of giant flight hardware traveled to NASA Goddard from Northrop Grumman? The short answer is a C-5 and a large truck!  Read more: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasawebbtelescope/20878634849/in/dateposted-public/

Image credit: NASA Goddard/Desiree Stover
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A spectacular view of #JWST's flight telescope structure inside the cleanroom at NASA Goddard​. Many more photos to come! Read more about this crucial piece of hardware: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasawebbtelescope/20847426688/

Image credit: NASA/Chris Gunn
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That´s great! Go on for the hexagon segments after the cryotest.
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The backplane, or "spine" of the James Webb Space Telescope arrived from Northrop Grumman on August 25, 2015. It is now at NASA Goddard​ for mirror assembly. JWST is on schedule for a 2018 launch.

"The delivery of the backplane to Goddard represents another significant step in the evolution of #JWST " - Bill Ochs, JWST Project Manager

Read more about the delivery of this crucial piece of flight hardware in this feature: http://www.nasa.gov/feature/james-webb-space-telescope-backplane-arrives-at-nasa-goddard-for-mirror-assembly

Image credit: NASA Goddard/Chris Gunn
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Pictured is the James Webb Space Telescope's Independent Verification Article (IVA) which is used to test the deployment concept for the sunshield, by means of five template (flight-like) membranes. 

Credit: Northrop Grumman
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New feature article! Here, the #JWST team at Northrop Grumman inspects a full-size test version of our sunshield: http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/goddard/nasas-webb-sunshield-gives-an-open-wide-for-inspection

Image credit: Northrop Grumman/Alex Evers
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Just a few days left to vote for a ‪#‎JWST‬ panel on 'To Build a Time Machine: a Human Story' at ‪#‎SXSW2016‬! ‪#‎SXSW‬ http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/49383
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One of our scientists caught this great time-lapse of #JWST's huge telescope structure being rotated upright in the cleanroom at NASA Goddard last week: https://youtu.be/bOQYSlvpNJA

This is flight hardware, delivered to us last week by Northrop Grumman. It's like the "bones" of the telescope; while it's here at Goddard, we'll be attaching our flight mirrors and instruments to it. In the video, the telescope structure is facing away from us, with its side "wings" (which will have mirrors on them) folded. The mirrors go on the side facing away from us, and the instruments in back of them. The secondary mirror boom is folded on top. 

It's also quite large - it holds a 6.5 meter (21 foot) diameter mirror. 

Credit: Jane Rigby
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How did such a huge piece of #JWST hardware make it cross-country from Northrop Grumman  to NASA Goddard? Watch: https://youtu.be/raWkRnGrxFc
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Front and back views of #JWST's flight telescope support structure at Northrop Grumman.

Read more:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasawebbtelescope/20864756212
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasawebbtelescope/20687533409

Images credit: Northrop Grumman
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The latest issue of our semi-technical #JWST newsletter is out!

Download the pdf newsletter:  http://jwst.nasa.gov/resources/WebbUpdate_Summer2015.pdf

Subscribe to the newsletter mailing list via our website: http://jwst.nasa.gov/newsletters.html
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Star formation on the leading edge of a galaxy in the Coma Cluster: http://arstechnica.com/science/2015/08/inter-galaxy-winds-caught-blowing-away-galaxys-gas-and-dust/ We're using #Hubble  to study this - and #JWST  will be a good tool to help us better understand star formation and galaxy evolution.

Image credit: NASA, ESA, and Roberto Colombari
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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.