It worked. It actually worked! The world has been watching since Christmas Day to see it the 300 single-point failure items, 50 parts and 178 release mechanisms of the $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope would work—and whether its incredibly complicated unfolding would go as planned.

After some incredible work from its engineers at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Maryland everything went smoothly and Webb is now on its way to its parking orbit as a fully assembled space telescope.



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