JWST – Spring 2017

Spring 2017 brought our last looks at JWST for Goddard – I really tried to savor every moment it was right in front of me, because it would soon be leaving forever. I still miss it!

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Face down:
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Reflections of Goddard:
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I managed to get a lot of visitors for a last look before the telescope left.

Chelsea (with Miranda in utero) and Brian:
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Tanya and her roommate April, plus Jim & Geri happened by at the same time. (I used to work for Jim.)
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Mike & Gloria
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Katherine and Taylor:
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Someone caught me giving a tour:
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This was Employee Day:
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And this is kind of special – Nancy Grace Roman, an astrophysicist known as the “Mother of Hubble” came to visit during Employee Day. She was recently immortalized in Women of NASA LEGO set. Jane, another astrophysicist, gave her a tour, which I know thrilled Jane.
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I was able to snap a pic of one of our JWST artists’ art with the telescope. Anri is Ukrainian.
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We did a Facebook live, which I helped support.
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Laura did an awesome job hosting.
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The mirror being raised:
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It me!
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Doing an interview for a video podcast:
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Here comes the transport case for the telescope, soon to be packed up.
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In the transport case behind it, you can see the Pathfinder (or test version) being craned out:
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I believe this day was my last view.
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