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Making of the James Webb Space Telescope

In December of 2021, NASA will launch the most ambitious telescope ever made into space.

In December of 2021, NASA will launch the James Webb Space Telescope into a deep orbit with the Sun, almost a million miles from the Earth. It will become NASA’s top science priority - the most ambitious telescope ever made - and successor to the Hubble Space Telescope. The project marks the culmination of the careers of George and Marcia Rieke, a world-renowned husband-and-wife research team from the University of Arizona. They played a part in designing two of the four main instruments on the breakthrough telescope, which together might be capable of catching a glimpse of the first galaxies to form after the Big Bang.

Producer/Editor: Bryan Nelson
Videographers: John DeSoto, Gage Judd, Bryan Nelson

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