Another Jubilant Win for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

Dr. Munr Kazmir
4 min readJan 8, 2022

The most powerful deep space telescope in the known universe just successfully unfurled its main mirror…in space.

NASA James Webb Space Telescope Project Manager Bill Ochs, left, NASA James Webb Space Telescope Commissioning Manager John Durning, right and others from the operations team celebrate, Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, after confirming that the observatory’s final primary mirror wing successfully extended and locked into place. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

On Saturday, January 8 2022, two weeks after NASA launched the James Webb Space Telescope to great fanfare on Christmas Day, scientists at NASA HQ celebrated another rousing success for the Webb.