Thu, May 25, 2006
Module Headed To ISS In 2007
A European named Columbus will soon
begin a journey to America... where it will receive a warm welcome
from the folks at NASA.
It's the Columbus module -- the European Space Agency's
contribution to the International Space Station. The research
laboratory will arrive at Kennedy Space Center nest week... and is
scheduled for blastoff to the station on a future shuttle mission,
sometime in 2007.
As Aero-News reported last
month, during Columbus' planned 10-year operational
lifetime, scientific researchers in Europe -- with the help of the
astronauts onboard Columbus and a Europe-wide support
infrastructure on the ground -- will be able to conduct a vast
program of experiments in the areas of the life and physical
sciences, materials science, fundamental physics and technology
The module is the ESA's primary contribution to the
International Space Station.
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