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NASA STS-122 : Columbus Finally Reaches The Final Frontier February 7, 2008

Posted by showmescifi in scifi.
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After many delays, NASA finally got Atlantis off the ground today.

Atlantis wasn’t travelling alone either. With this mission NASA is finally getting back to actually building out the Space Station — instead of just visiting it.

On board STS-122 is the European Space Agency’s Columbus laboratory.

“Today we are opening a new chapter for ESA,” said Jean-Jacques Dordain, the European Space Agency director general. “Just as Columbus discovered the New World, with Columbus, we are discovering a whole new world.”

The Shuttle doesn’t dock with the Space Station until Saturday..but is should be an exciting event when the new module is actually attached to the station.


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