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STS-122 mission crew The crew of STS-122 during pre-launch training. Credit: NASA Commander Steve Frick and the Atlantis crew delivered the European Space Agency's Columbus module to the International Space Station.

Associate Administrator for Space Operations Bill Gerstenmaier described STS-122 as one of the program's most successful space station construction missions.

"These missions are extremely challenging, and a great deal of preparation and teamwork are required to get these vehicles ready to fly," Gerstenmaier said. "We're focused on completing assembly and moving into the full utilization phase of the station. This mission opens the door for another one of our international partners to join in the important work and science on the space station."

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