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Jubilation as NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope completes deployment

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NASA's James Webb Space Telescope mission operations team celebrates, Saturday, Jan. 8, at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, after confirming that the observatory's final primary mirror wing successfully extended and locked into place.
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NASA's James Webb Space Telescope mission operations team celebrates, Saturday, Jan. 8, at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore.
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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.
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NASA James Webb Space Telescope Mission Operations Manager Carl Starr monitors the progress of the Webb observatory as it's second primary mirror wing is prepared to rotate into position, Saturday, Jan. 8, from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Mission Operations Center at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore.
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NASA James Webb Space Telescope Timeline Coordinator Andria Hagedorn monitors the progress of the Webb observatory's second primary mirror wing as it rotates into position, Saturday, Jan. 8.
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Engineering teams celebrate at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore as the second primary mirror wing of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope unfolds, before beginning the process of latching the mirror wing into place, Saturday, Jan. 8.
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Engineering teams at NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Mission Operations Center at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore monitor progress as the observatory's second primary mirror wing rotates into position, Saturday, Jan. 8.
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Engineering teams at NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Mission Operations Center at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore monitor progress as the observatory's second primary mirror wing rotates into position, Saturday, Jan. 8.
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NASA James Webb Space Telescope Project Manager Bill Ochs monitors the progress of the observatory's second primary mirror wing as it rotates into position, Saturday, Jan. 8.
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NASA James Webb Space Telescope Commissioning Manager John Durning, left, and engineering teams celebrate at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore as the second primary mirror wing of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope unfolds, before beginning the process of latching the mirror wing into place, Saturday, Jan. 8.
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Engineering teams celebrate at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore as the second primary mirror wing of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope unfolds, before beginning the process of latching the mirror wing into place, Saturday, Jan. 8.
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In this Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021 photo released by the European Space Agency, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is secured on top of the Ariane 5 rocket that will launch it to space from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana.
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In this Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021 photo released by the European Space Agency, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is secured on top of the Ariane 5 rocket that will launch it to space from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana.
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In this April 13, 2017 photo provided by NASA, technicians lift the mirror of the James Webb Space Telescope using a crane at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
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This March 5, 2020 photo made availalble by NASA shows the main mirror assembly of the James Webb Space Telescope during testing at a Northrop Grumman facility in Redondo Beach, Calif. Webb will attempt to look back in time 13.7 billion years, a mere 100 million years after the universe-forming Big Bang as the original stars were forming.

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