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Apr. 26, 2013

Behind the Scenes With the James Webb Space Telescope

by Christopher Intagliata

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The frame of the James Webb Space Telescope is being built right in Salt Lake City's backyard, in a small town called Magna. Aerospace and defense manufacturer ATK is constructing the honeycomb-like graphite composite skeleton, and Bob Hellekson, ATK program manager for the telescope, agreed to show me around.
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All photos by Christopher Intagliata
About Christopher Intagliata

Christopher is Science Friday's senior producer.

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