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Mirror Measuring Technology from the James Webb Space Telescope Helps Improve LASIK Eye Surgery

Each month the Strategic Partnerships Office will tell the story of renowned innovators at NASA’s Goddard
Space Flight Center and how their technological breakthroughs are brought from the labs to our lives. During the James Webb Space Telescope’s time at Goddard, technicians assembled and tested 18 large mirrors. The teams responsible for this part of the mission developed a system to test each mirror, and this
system is now used in LASIK eye surgery.

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