Webb’s MIRI Shield Dropping in on Dropping Temperatures

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Webb’s MIRI Shield Dropping in on Dropping Temperatures
Goddard Technicians Tony Kiem (left) and George Mooney (right) guide the craned structure holding the Webb telescope’s Mid-Infrared Instrument or MIRI Shield Environmental Test Unit into place in a cryogenic (cooling) test chamber. This shield will be used to simulate the MIRI instrument during prelaunch testing to verify that the MIRI cooling system will function properly in space. Goddard Safety Engineer Richard Bowlan watches from above.

Image Credit: NASA/Chris Gunn

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By NASA Goddard Photo and Video on 2013-11-27 10:03:28

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