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  1. 2 months to go for Léopold Eyharts

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    March 28, 2007

    At the age of 50, Léopold Eyharts is readying for his second spaceflight. 6 December, he will embark on the U.S. Space Shuttle Atlantis for a flight to the International Space Station (ISS), where he will stay for more than two months. One of his tasks on this mission will be to commission the European Columbus laboratory.

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  2. Léopold Eyharts will bring Columbus to life

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    December 27, 2006

    A former test pilot and an astronaut since 1990, Léopold Eyharts is now training for his 2nd spaceflight, on the STS-122 mission of the U.S. Space Shuttle Discovery in October, which will be carrying Europe’s Columbus laboratory to the International Space Station. Eyharts will be staying on board the ISS for 2 months to oversee activation and checkout of the laboratory.

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  3. Columbus soon to enter service

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    October 24, 2007

    6 December, the U.S. Space Shuttle Atlantis is set to lift off for the International Space Station (ISS) with a new key element of the giant orbital Meccano set: the European Columbus laboratory.

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  4. Columbus- a laboratory equipped for science

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    March 28, 2007

    The U.S. space shuttle is all set to deliver the European Columbus science module to the International Space Station (ISS) in December. A quick look inside the most modern laboratory ever devoted to microgravity science. The European Columbus laboratory is transferred into Space Shuttle Atlantis's payload bay. Crédits : NASA

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  5. Launch no earlier than 2 January for Columbus laboratory

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    December 4, 2007

    The European Columbus laboratory will have to wait at least 1 more month before launching to the ISS. Sunday 9 December, a persistent malfunction of a sensor in the external fuel tank of the space shuttle Atlantis forced STS-122 mission managers to postpone the launch for a 4th time. Atlantis on its launch pad. Crédits : NASA

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  6. Columbus enters home straight before ISS

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    May 17, 2006

    The Columbus laboratory is one of Europe’s main contributions to the International Space Station. The European module recently completed integration at EADS ST and has now been officially delivered to Esa in readiness for its delivery to Cap Canaveral.

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  7. EPM on Columbus working like a charm

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    February 26, 2008

    The human physiology experiment module on the Columbus orbital laboratory was successfully activated Saturday by Léopold Eyharts. This is good news for the CADMOS facility in Toulouse, which is monitoring the module.

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  8. Columbus et Léopold Eyharts sur le départ

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    December 4, 2007

    Tous les indicateurs sont au vert pour le lancement jeudi prochain à 22h31 (heure de Paris) de la navette américaine Atlantis et du laboratoire européen Columbus vers la station spatiale internationale. Les ultimes opérations au sol et à bord de la station se sont parfaitement déroulées. Atlantis attend actuellement son lancement. Crédits : NASA

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