PROJECT SITE:

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Official site of the design, build, test and launch of JWST.

SCIENCE SITE:

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JWST Science overview, future home of science data and images.

NASA HQ SITE:

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Overview of the spacecraft, mission and science of JWST.

JWST related content on the NASA HOME PAGE plus links to NASA’s other great activities and missions.

MISSIONS:

JWST related Missions.

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Images of the Sunshield & Full-scale Pathfinder

This page has images of the Sunshield and the full-scale pathfinder. Click on the thumbnail for larger images and a caption. The newest pictures are at the top of the page.

A full Flickr set of backplane images:
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Full-scale Five Layer Test Sunshield

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Test Membranes

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Sunshield Test Article

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1/3 Scale Sunshield

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Full-scale Pathfinder

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Sunshield Coating

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