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I will take off

JWST's song

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JWST folded up in the Ariane 5.


At first I was delayed, I was on standby
Kept thinking I could never fly without repair missions
But then I spent so many years making sure it was ok
I grew strong, I learned how to be robust

And now I’m off to outer space
I just got folded to fit in the Ariane five’s payload coiffe
I costed 10 billion to build, I’ll cost one more to operate
But did you know in twenty eleven House had tried to cancel me

And now I go right to L2
No turning back now because I don’t have that much fuel
Now the weather’s bad because it’s wet season
But did you think I’d give up? Did you think I’d lay down and die ?

Oh no not I. I will take off
Ooh as long as I know how to see I know I’ll get data
I’ve got all my life to live, and I’ve got all my science to give
And I’ll take off. I will take off, yeah yeah

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PhD, astrophysicist. I play with keyboards and telescopes whenever I can.