You are here:
About the ISS
German Space Operations Center
ATV space transporter
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.
Send article link to:
Your e-mail address:
Please enter code:
Any details you supply are not stored. You will receive no unsolicited e-mails as a result.
Last update: 13/02/2009 09:52:00
Copyright © 2017 German Aerospace Center (DLR). All rights reserved.