The European contribution
Tipping the scales at 13 t and with 10 science equipment racks, this scientific module will enable the ISS crew to perform numerous experiments in biotechnology, medicine, material sciences, fluid sciences and life sciences.
Columbus recently completed integration at EADS Space Transportation’s facility in Bremen, Germany.
On 2 May, Esa and EADS Space Transportation officials attended a ceremony in the presence of Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel to mark the delivery of the module to Esa.
Columbus leaving for Cap Canaveral
Columbus will fly to the ISS on the U.S. Space Shuttle.