Atlantis on target for Feb. 7 launch
- Space Shuttle Atlantis on target for Feb. 7 launch
Following a review of a possible problem concerning a "kinked" fuel
line, STS-122 will deliver the Columbus laboratory module to ISS,
Expedition 16. Launch is currently scheduled for 2:45 p.m. Eastern
From Press Kit:
"The mission, also known as assembly flight 1E, will deliver the
newest research module to the orbiting complex, the European Space
Agency's Columbus laboratory. The addition of Columbus will expand
the science capabilities of the space station. Columbus will be
Europe's largest contribution to the construction of the station.
Twenty�-three feet long and 15 feet in diameter, the module will
house experiments in life sciences, materials science, fluid physics
and other disciplines. In addition to the Columbus module, Atlantis
will deliver experiments to be performed in orbit and two ESA
astronauts, one of whom will remain on the station to do them. . ."
Find Press Kit in Files folder.