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Columbus laboratory is lifted from the work stand
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- Title Columbus laboratory is lifted from the work stand
- Released 02/11/2007 5:36 pm
- Copyright NASA
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Space Station Processing Facility (SSPF) at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, workers attach an overhead crane to the European Columbus Laboratory module. The module will be moved to a weigh station before transfer to the payload canister. ESA largest single contribution to the International Space Station, Columbus will expand the research facilities of the Station, providing crew members and scientists around the world the ability to conduct a variety of life, physical and materials science experiments. The module is scheduled to be transferred to Launch Pad 39A in early November, in preparation for its journey to the station. Columbus will fly aboard space shuttle Atlantis on the STS-122 mission, targeted for launch 6 December.