&MainTitle=STS-122: The Voyage of Columbus

&title1=Headed to the Pad

&txt1=The crew heads to the launch pad in their trademark orange launch and entry suits. On the right (front to back) are Commander Steve Frick, Rex Walheim and Hans Schlegel, both mission specialists. On the left (front to back) are Pilot Alan Poindexter, and mission specialists Leland Melvin, Stanley Love and Leopold Eyharts. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett View Full Size

&title2=Liftoff!

&txt2=Atlantis lifts off from the Kennedy Space Center's launch pad 39A at 2:45 p.m. EST on Feb. 7, 2008. The STS-122 mission delivered the European Space Agency's Columbus lab to the International Space Station.Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann View Full Size

&title3=Trailblazer

&txt3=The launch of the Atlantis as seen through the louvered windows of the Launch Control Center at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls View Full Size

&title4=Thumbs Up

&txt4=Pilot Alan Poindexter on Atlantis' flight deck on the first day of the mission. View Full Size

&title5=On the Way

&txt5=Astronauts Leland Melvin (left) and Stanley Love, both STS-122 mission specialists, take a moment for a photo on the Atlantis' aft flight deck during the journey to the International Space Station. View Full Size

&title6=The Spacewalker

&txt6=Astronaut Rex Walheim poses between two spacesuits on Atlantis' middeck. Walheim participated in all three of the mission's spacewalks. View Full Size

&title7=Snack Time

&txt7=Commander Steve Frick enjoys some food on Atlantis' middeck on the second day of the mission. View Full Size

&title8=Precious Cargo

&txt8=The Columbus module seen in Atlantis' payload bay. The cylindrical European lab is 23 feet long and 15 feet in diameter and weighs more than 11 tons. View Full Size

&title9=International Crew

&txt9=European Space Agency astronauts Hans Schlegel (left center) and Leopold Eyharts (center right) join NASA astronauts Stanley Love (left) and Rex Walheim on Atlantis' middeck. After docking with the International Space Station, Eyharts joined Expedition 16 in progress to serve as a flight engineer. View Full Size

&title10=Home Sweet Home

&txt10=Atlantis approaches the International Space Station for docking on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008. View Full Size

&title11=Welcome Aboard

&txt11=Expedition 16 commander Peggy Whitson gets a big hug from Atlantis Pilot Alan Poindexter as the crews are united onboard the orbiting outpost. View Full Size

&title12=The View From Above

&txt12=Expedition 16 astronauts photographed Atlantis as it approached the station for docking. The photography is one of several safety procedures designed to inspect the shuttle's heat shield. View Full Size

&title13=Space Buzz

&txt13=Expedition 16 Flight Engineer Dan Tani trims his hair in the station's Harmony node, using hair clippers fashioned with a vacuum device. View Full Size

&title14=Getting to Work

&txt14=Spacewalker Stan Love during the mission's first spacewalk on Feb. 11, 2008. Love and astronaut Rex Walheim prepared the Columbus lab for installation on the ISS later that day. View Full Size

&title15=Preparing Columbus for the Journey

&txt15=Astronaut Rex Walheim at work during the mission's first spacewalk. Walheim and astronaut Stanley Love installed a grapple fixture on the Columbus lab and installed electrical and data connections. View Full Size

&title16=Columbus on the Move

&txt16=The station's robotic Canadarm2 moves the Columbus laboratory from its stowage position in Space Shuttle Atlantis' payload bay to the starboard side of the Harmony module. View Full Size

&title17=Floating in Destiny

&txt17=European Space Agency astronaut Leopold Eyharts (left) and NASA astronauts Leland Melvin and Daniel Tani (background) work in the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station. View Full Size

&title18=Entering Columbus

&txt18=Expedition 16 astronaut Dan Tani gets acquainted with the newly installed Columbus lab. Tani returned to Earth with the Atlantis crew. View Full Size

&title19=Spacewalker Schlegel

&txt19=European Space Agency astronaut Hans Schlegel peers through his visor at the camera during the mission's second spacewalk. View Full Size

&title20=Columbus Close-up

&txt20=European Space Agency astronaut Hans Schlegel works on the Columbus lab during the mission's second spacewalk. Schlegel and fellow spacewalker Rex Walheim replaced a nitrogen tank used to pressurize the station's cooling system. View Full Size

&title21=Robotics Station

&txt21=Astronauts Steve Frick (top left), Leland Melvin (bottom) and Stanley Love take a moment for a photo while working the controls of the station's robotic Canadarm2 in the station's Destiny laboratory. View Full Size

&title22=Station View

&txt22=An Atlantis astronaut photographed an International Space Station truss and solar panels on Feb. 13, 2008. View Full Size

&title23=Window on the World

&txt23=STS-122 pilot Alan Poindexter and commander Steve Frick look out the starboard window of Atlantis as fellow crewmates Rex Walheim and Stan Love perform the third and last spacewalk of the mission. View Full Size

&title24=Outfitting Columbus

&txt24=Spacewalker Rex Walheim uses a power tool to install a handrail on the newly delivered Columbus lab during the mission's third and final spacewalk on Feb. 15. View Full Size

&title25=Framing Work

&txt25=Astronaut Stan Love uses his hands to frame a scene during the mission's third spacewalk. Love and Walheim attached additional experiments to the outside of the Columbus lab. View Full Size

&title26=Walheim at Work

&txt26=Astronaut Rex Walheim works outside the Columbus lab during the mission's third spacewalk, back dropped by the Earth and a set of the orbital outpost's solar panels. View Full Size

&title27=Group Photo

&txt27=STS-122 and Expedition 16 crewmembers pose for a group photo. Bottom row, from left: Steve Frick,Peggy Whitson. Middle row, from left: Daniel Tani, Leopold Eyharts,Yuri Malenchenko. Top row, from left: Stanley Love, Hans Schlegel,Leland Melvin, Rex Walheim, Alan Poindexter. View Full Size

&title28=The New ISS

&txt28=A view of the newly expanded International Space Station taken by the Atlantis crew after undocking on Monday, Feb. 18, 2008. The Columbus module is seen attached to the Harmony node at center. View Full Size

&title29=The New ISS

&txt29=A view of the newly expanded International Space Station taken by the Atlantis crew after undocking on Monday, Feb. 18, 2008. The Columbus module is seen attached to the Harmony node at center. View Full Size

&title30=Back Home Safely

&txt30=Atlantis touches down at Kennedy Space Center at 9:07 a.m. EST on Feb. 20, 2008. Credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller. View Full Size