The James Webb Space Telescope stretches out its sunshield in space

James Webb Space Telescope sunshield tensioning. Credit: NASA TV.

The sunshield of the James Webb Space Telescope is fully unfurled.

The newly launched NASA observatory – which includes Canadian contributions – passed this engineering milestone on Tuesday (Jan. 4), less than two weeks after launching on a flagship mission to better understand the universe's evolution and various cosmic objects.

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About Elizabeth Howell

Is SpaceQ's Associate Editor as well as a business and science reporter, researcher and consultant. She recently received her Ph.D. from the University of North Dakota and is communications Instructor instructor at Algonquin College.