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The Columbus mission: Leaving the ISS


20 February 2008
The European space laboratory Columbus is part of the International Space Station ISS. After the undocking manoeuvre on 18 February 2008, the astronauts of the Space Shuttle Atlantis have taken pictures of the ISS with the newly attached Columbus laboratory during the so-called fly-around.
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The Columbus mission – assembly in space


14 February 2008
In February 2008, the astronauts of the STS-122 mission installed the Columbus space laboratory in its final position on the International Space Station ISS. This gallery shows how the ISS's robotic arm lifts the space laboratory from the loading bay of the Space Shuttle Atlantis and moves it onto the Harmony module (Node 2). Further extra-vehicular activities, including one in which ESA astronaut Hans Schlegel participated, were aimed at performing maintenance upon the ISS.
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The Columbus mission - Launch and arrival at the ISS


13 February 2008
On 7 February 2008, Shuttle Atlantis was launched and brought the European Space Laboratory Columbus to the ISS. You can find images from the first part of the mission in this gallery.
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The ISS


26 November 2007
This gallery shows images of the International Space Station (ISS). You can see the development of the ISS between 2005 and the present.
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The Crew


26 November 2007
In this gallery of photos of the STS-122 crew members, you can view underwater training in the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory and Shuttle training in the Johnson Space Center in Houston, USA.
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The Space Shuttle


26 November 2007
In these images you can see the Space Shuttle Atlantis being made ready in the NASA Integration Hall at the Kennedy Space Center and rolled out to Launch Pad 39A.
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The Columbus Laboratory


26 November 2007
This image gallery shows the Columbus Laboratory from transportation in the Beluga Airbus to its destination in the NASA Integration Hall at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA.
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