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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. 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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  4. Pas de lancement avant le 2 janvier pour Léopold et Columbus

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    December 4, 2007

    Le laboratoire européen Columbus restera cloué au sol pour au moins un mois. Un capteur toujours défaillant du réservoir externe de la navette Atlantis a en effet entraîné dimanche 9 décembre un 4ème report de lancement de la mission STS-122. Atlantis sur son pas de tir. Crédits : NASA

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  5. Columbus bientôt en service

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    March 28, 2007

    Le 6 décembre prochain, la navette américaine Atlantis doit s'envoler vers la station spatiale internationale (ISS) avec dans ses soutes un nouvel élément clé du grand Meccano orbital : le laboratoire européen Columbus.

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