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Columbus is a research laboratory that offers 25 cubic metres of space to as many as three astronauts working on scientific experiments. Its outer wall incorporates several layers of aluminium, Kevlar and Nextel to protect the laboratory from space debris and cosmic radiation as well as a thick layer of heat insulation.
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The Columbus infrastructure

Columbus is a research laboratory that offers 25 cubic metres of space to as many as three astronauts working on scientific experiments. Its outer wall incorporates several layers of aluminium, Kevlar and Nextel to protect the laboratory from space debris and cosmic radiation as well as a thick layer of heat insulation.

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