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NASA 2017 OPSPARC Winners Put a New Spin on Webb Telescope Technology

NASA 2017 OPSPARC Winners Put a New Spin on Webb Telescope Technology

Team Fiber Rockedit, the high school 2017 InWorld OPSPARC winners from the Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, focused on using NASA’s the James Webb Space Telescope Microshutter Array for fiber optic communications. Erik Fong, Atherton Mook, Hays Mook and Nick Perlaky, who are all sophomores from the Baylor School, were assisted by their college engineering mentor, Kelly DeRees, a sophomore studying materials science and engineering at Ohio State. Together they turned their vision into a virtual reality within the NIAUniverse, the virtual world universe developed and run by the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA). Erik, Atherton, Hays and Nick did their work for this contest as part of an after-school Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) Team that is sponsored by Dr. Vince Betro.

Read the full story: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2017/nasa-2017-opsparc-winners-put-a-new-spin-on-webb-telescope-technology

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