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Atlantis on target for Feb. 7 launch

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  • Rick Barnes
    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
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 1, 2008
      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
      U.S. time.

      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. . ."

      http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/main/index.html


      Find Press Kit in Files folder.

      Rick
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