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Europe's Columbus Lab Sets Sail for Space

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Lights on Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center reveal space shuttle Atlantis following the rollback of the rotating service structure, or RSS,…Read More »





the night before launch. The RSS provides protected access to the orbiter for crew entry and servicing of payloads at the pad. It will be the third launch attempt for Atlantis since December 2007 to carry the European Space Agency's Columbus laboratory to the International Space Station.   Less «
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