An “incident” with the James Webb Space Telescope has occurred

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Just so everyone is aware this happened like last week. The launch was announced as delayed by four days, give or take, at that time. This is not a 2nd incident in the past week, it’s the same one posted twice


I hope I’m still alive when this thing will be launched.


>”A sudden, unplanned release of a clamp band—which secures Webb to the launch vehicle adapter—caused a vibration throughout the observatory.” Ah, the ol’ ‘undesirable ground-air interface’


My heart skipped a beat for a second. I am irrationally nervous about this launch.


I hope the Japanese have made a backup in secret.