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Happy birthday, Columbus!
On 7 February 2008, Space Shuttle Atlantis (flight STS-122) was launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to bring the Columbus space laboratory to the International Space Station, ISS. Columbus was permanently attached to the ISS and taken into operation on 11 February 2008, as the first European space laboratory for long-term research under space conditions.
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