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The NASA engineer who made the James Webb space telescope work

11 mins | Jul 13, 2022
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How to turn a $10 billion debacle into a groundbreaking scientific mission. Despite the amount of scientific brainpower and engineering devoted to the most powerful telescope ever launched into space, it was almost a catastrophic failure. Ben Cohen tells the story of one of NASA's most significant (and little known) engineers, Greg Robinson, and how he turned the James Webb telescope mission into a success.
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