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‘We’re on an incredible high’: James Webb Space Telescope scientists over the moon as observatory unfolds

From a Christmas Day launch through working through Eastern Orthodox holidays, the multicultural James Webb Space Telescope team had much to celebrate this holiday season after two weeks working to get the complex telescope deployed.

Webb at last unfurled its giant mirror Saturday (Jan. 8), marking the end of likely the most complicated telescope deployment performed in space. All issues that arose following the observatory’s launch on Dec. 25 were minor and far less than what were simulated, project manager Bill Ochs said in a press conference from Webb’s mission control center at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland.

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