Lifting Columbus out of Atlantis' payload bay

A great day for Europe!

13 February 2008

The European Columbus laboratory has completed its voyage to the International Space Station. Columbus was officially attached to the right side of the Harmony module at 22:44 CET on Monday 11 February. Here is the story in pictures.

The European Columbus laboratory was installed during the first spacewalk of the STS-122 mission
The European Columbus laboratory closes in on new home on the starboard port of the Harmony module
The European Columbus laboratory is moved into position for installation
A view of Columbus in Atlantis' payload bay during the two day journey to the International Space Station
ESA astronaut Hans Schlegel and NASA astronaut Rex Walheim prepare an EVA spacesuit
Hans Schlegel and Rex Walheim shortly after arrival at the International Space Station
Leopold Eyharts enjoys a meal with the rest of the STS-122 crew
Leopold Eyharts and Leland Melvin in the Shuttle middeck
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