Posted: Jan 16, 2022 11:35 pm
by The_Metatron
The mirrors in motion are halfway out of launch configuration today, I see. It’s good to see the actuators are all functioning.

Cool trivia, at least for me: My shop service van is a 1997 Grumman Olson step van. It has connections to space. The Apollo Lunar Excursion Modules (LEM) the descent stages of which remain on the moon’s surface to this day, were made by Grumman. The heat shield on the Webb was made by Northrop-Grumman (the companies merged since Apollo). My van has relatives on the moon and on the way to L2!