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Putting the Pieces Together
The NICMOS Simulator is in the right foreground of the
photo. The NCC is located to the left hooked-up to run
its test through the simulator.
only 14 months, all the components of the NCS
were built and shipped to Goddard. The fast turnaround
was a testament of what a group of resourceful,
committed people can accomplish. Because of Hubble's
high-profile record of success and accomplishments
it has always inspired extreme dedication from those
who work on the project.
The components were assembled and ready to be tested
on the ground. Time was limited - in less than 4
months, NCS would have to make a journey into space
for testing. NASA requires space qualification for
any unproven novel technologies like those developed