Webb’s fate hinges on high-risk sunshade, mirror deployments
Europe’s spaceport, flagship launcher ready for historic Webb mission
Video: Keith Parrish, Webb’s commissioning manager, talks through telescope deployments
Spaceflight Now’s Editor, Stephen Clark, speaks with NASA’s Keith Parrish, the commissioning manager for the Webb Space Telescope. It is his job to make sure the observatory unfolds and extends correctly. He talks us through the deployment sequence in the month after launch. Find out how shake, shimmy and twirl are in the ground controller’s tool box to fix anything that goes wrong.
Video: John Grunsfeld, astronaut and former NASA science chief, talks Webb
Spaceflight Now’s Stephen Clark speaks to astronaut, astronomer and former NASA science head, John Grunsfeld about the upcoming launch of the James Webb Space Telescope. What big discoveries is he expecting from JWST? Is he nervous about the complex process to unfold the telescope in space? Why did his efforts to prepare JWST for possible servicing fail?