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Dec. 15, 2021: NASA’s complex telescope mission; Coloradan joins elite astronaut class

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Ball Aerospace Webb Space Telescope
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Engineers conduct cryogenic testing on the Webb Space telescope. It is designed to operate in the deep-freeze environment of space.

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A new space telescope will orbit the sun using a state-of-the-art optical system built by Colorado's Ball Aerospace. Plus, fighter pilot Nichole Ayers, of Divide, Colorado, joins the newest astronaut class. Then, the complexity of housing instability. Also, books by Colorado authors or with a Western theme to read or give as gifts.