A private Ax-1 astronaut will test making a liquid telescope mirror in space


Among the many experiments that crewmembers on the all-private Ax-1 mission will take part in during their one-week stay on the International Space Station is one that could help NASA build larger space telescopes than ever before. The Fluidic Telescope Experiment (FLUTE) is a program designed to investigate using liquids to construct telescope lenses, which could be done in space itself after th...

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