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Columbus 5 years

07/02/2013 3549 views
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On 7 February 2008 Space Shuttle Atlantis was launched to the International Space Station carrying ESA's Columbus laboratory.

Over 6 m long and more than 10 tonnes, its shell was built in Italy and completed in Germany. Columbus was shipped to the US to be launched from the Kennedy Space Center. ESA astronauts LĂ©opold Eyharts and Hans Schlegel joined the Shuttle crew to install the module on the orbital complex.

Since then, more than a hundred ESA-led experiments have been conducted in many areas such as biology, fluid physics, material sciences, radiation physics and the human body.

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Five years of supporting science from ESA's Columbus Control Centre

  • Science & Exploration

    NASA Astronaut Rex Walheim hanging on to Columbus

    13/02/2013 1131 views 6 likes
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    NASA Astronaut Rex Walheim hanging on to Columbus
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    Columbus launched onboard Space Shuttle Atlantis

    13/02/2013 548 views 0 likes
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    Columbus launched onboard Space Shuttle Atlantis
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    Columbus laboratory moved into place with Canadarm2

    13/02/2013 887 views 10 likes
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    Columbus laboratory moved into place with Canadarm2
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    Columbus installation first spacewalk

    13/02/2008 1122 views 10 likes
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    Installing Columbus
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    Hans Schlegel space walking

    13/02/2013 227 views 0 likes
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    Hans Schlegel space walking
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    STS-122 crew with newly installed Columbus module

    13/02/2013 266 views 0 likes
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    STS-122 crew with newly installed Columbus module
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    Hans Schlegel preparing the Columbus module

    13/02/2013 339 views 1 likes
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    Hans Schlegel preparing the Columbus module
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    ISS with Columbus

    13/02/2013 302 views 0 likes
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    ISS with Columbus
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    AIS antenna unfurled

    07/12/2009 1001 views 11 likes
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    AIS antenna unfurled
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    NASA astronaut Gregory Chamitoff prepares the 3D Space experiment inside Columbus

    06/08/2008 571 views 0 likes
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    NASA astronaut Gregory Chamitoff inside Columbus
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    Frank De Winne works with the Fluid Servicing System in Columbus

    12/08/2009 280 views 0 likes
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    Frank De Winne works with the Fluid Servicing System in Columbus
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    Universal Declaration of Human Rights inside Columbus

    08/04/2009 324 views 0 likes
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    Universal Declaration of Human Rights inside Columbus
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    Astronauts work outside Columbus to remove experiments from the external platform

    07/09/2009 755 views 2 likes
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    Astronauts work outside Columbus
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    Setting up an experiment in the European Columbus laboratory

    22/12/2010 1465 views 3 likes
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    Setting up an experiment in the European Columbus laboratory
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    Columbus: ESA's real estate' in space

    07/02/2013 1351 views 5 likes
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