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An overhead crane is lowered onto the Columbus module to lift it out of its transportation canister



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An overhead crane is lowered onto the Columbus module to lift it out of its transportation canister
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Inside the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, an overhead crane is lowered onto the Columbus module to lift it out of its transportation canister. Columbus is the European Space Agency's research laboratory for the International Space Station. The module will be moved to a work stand and prepared for delivery to the space station on a future space shuttle mission. Columbus will expand the research facilities of the station and provide researchers with the ability to conduct numerous experiments in the area of life, physical and materials sciences.

Credit: NASA.
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