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Contact: Lynn Chandler
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Practicing Attaching a Mirror Segment

Caption: A surrogate mirror segment which is the same hexagonal shape and same mass or weight as one of the primary flight mirrors, is being carefully attached to the a test structure called a "backplane" that will hold 18 of those mirrors on the Webb telescope.

Credit: NASA/Chris Gunn

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