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  1. 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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  2. French astronaut Thomas Pesquet to fly to ISS in 2016

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    January 15, 2014

    Geneviève Fioraso, France’s Minister for Higher Education and Research, Jean-Jacques Dordain, Director General of the European Space Agency (ESA), and CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall announced Monday 17 March that French astronaut Thomas Pesquet will make his first spaceflight in late 2016.

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  3. L'assemblage et la mission de l'ATV-2, le cargo de l'ISS

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    February 10, 2011

    L'assemblage et la mission du cargo ATV-2, le ravitailleur de l'ISS Suite au succès du premier ATV (Automated Transfer Vehicle), Jules Verne, lancé le 9 mars 2008, l’ESA a reconduit sa confiance au CNES pour la conduite des opérations du second ATV, baptisé Johannes Kepler. Celui-ci dispose de davantage de fournitures, de carburant et d’air que le premier. Il sera lancé par Ariane 5 le 15 février prochain.

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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. L’ATV-4 a « regonflé » l’ISS

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    November 29, 2010

    C’est comme dans les sub-marins, mais dans l’Espace?!

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  6. Alain Ducasse Formation's dishes aboard the l'ISS

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    September 28, 2006

    “Caponata”, “Roasted quails in a Madiran wine sauce”, “Smooth celeriac purée with nutmeg”, “Rice pudding with preserved fruit”, all make up a mouth-watering menu, but not, as you might expect, from the latest trendy restaurant. In fact it is intended for Thomas Reiter, a European astronaut which reached the ISS last July. Reiter will be the first to taste these dishes in the weeks to come. As planned, the russian Progress spacecraft carried the meals yesterday.

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  7. 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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  8. 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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