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'James Webb': A Year of Achievement and Success

The James Webb Space Telescope marked a year of significant progress in 2011 as it continues to come together as NASA's next generation space ...

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Powerful Pixels: Mapping the "Apollo Zone"

For NASA researchers, pixels are precious data that help us understand where we came from, where we've been, and where we're going.

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Cryogenic Testing Completed for Webb Telescope Mirrors

Cryogenic testing is complete for the final six primary mirror segments and a secondary mirror that will fly on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope.

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