James Webb Space Telescope Exhibit at Union Station
From July 12 to 15, 2022, in the Main Hall of Union Station in Washington, DC, there will be an exhibit on the James Webb Space Telescope (Webb). Webb is the largest and most powerful telescope ever sent into space and was also the first deployable space telescope. The telescope is named after James E. Webb, the Administrator of NASA from 1961 to 1968 during the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs.
In anticipation of new images being released from the telescope, Northrop Grumman is drumming up excitement with a unique experience that will showcase the telescope sized to scale. Daily from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm, two freestanding kiosks with a QR code for consumers to scan will generate an augmented reality experience. The kiosks will be staffed by brand ambassadors who will distribute small cards with the QR code as well.
Come one, come all to this interesting, educational display.
In this photo, a scientist is standing near the James Webb Space Telescope mirrors outside the testing chamber in the X-Ray Calibration Facility at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL.
Photos courtesy of Northrop Grumman.