James Webb space telescope testing progress continues

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Every time I read about JWST I get stressed out. So many precision components need to operate in perfect synchronicity for it to be completely deployed and operational and that’s assuming it all survives the launch and reaches it’s orbit without any problems. This thing better work.


Three recent milestones (see article for more details): Deployable Tower Assembly Testing: **Completed** AOS (Aft Optics Subsystem) Cover: **Removed** Unitized Pallet Structure: **Stowed for Launch**


I could have walked to the galaxies this things supposed to see before its finished


Imagine if after all of this time it blows up on the launch pad


This is either going to be the biggest science milestone of the century or the biggest science flop of the century.