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  • The Columbus Laboratory in the Space Shuttle Atlantis› View High-res
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    S122-E-006275 (8 Feb. 2008) --- Backdropped against the blackness of space, the European Space Agency's Columbus laboratory and associated ESA hardware sit in the aft portion of Space Shuttle Atlantis' cargo bay on the eve of the shuttle's scheduled docking to the International Space Station. The addition of Columbus to the orbital outpost is one of the primary tasks of the STS-122 mission.

  • Hans Schlegel, Leopold Eyharts, Stanley Love and Rex Walheim› View High-res
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    S122-E-006290 (8 Feb. 2008) --- European Space Agency (ESA) astronauts Hans Schlegel (left center) and Leopold Eyharts (center right); NASA astronauts Stanley Love (left) and Rex Walheim, all STS-122 mission specialists, work on the middeck of Space Shuttle Atlantis during flight day two activities. After docking with the International Space Station, Eyharts will join Expedition 16 in progress to serve as a flight engineer.

  • Astronaut Steve Frick› View High-res
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    S122-E-006301 (8 Feb. 2008) --- Astronaut Steve Frick, STS-122 commander, looks over a checklist while working on the aft flight deck of Space Shuttle Atlantis during flight day two activities.

  • Astronaut Leland Melvin› View High-res
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    S122-E-006303 (8 Feb. 2008) --- Astronaut Leland Melvin, STS-122 mission specialist, works on the aft flight deck of Space Shuttle Atlantis during flight day two activities.

  • Astronaut Alan Poindexter› View High-res
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    S122-E-006223 (8 Feb. 2008) --- Astronaut Alan Poindexter, STS-122 pilot, passes through a tunnel on the Space Shuttle Atlantis on the eve of the docking of the shuttle to the International Space Station.

  • Astronaut Rex Walheim› View High-res
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    S122-E-006376 (8 Feb. 2008) --- Astronaut Rex Walheim, STS-122 mission specialist, does not have a shortage of windows from which to view Earth's horizon or steal a glance into space from his position on the aft end of Space Shuttle Atlantis' crew cabin.

  • John Shannon, Mike Sarafin and Rob Navias› View High-res
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    JSC2008-E-010460 (8 Feb. 2008) --- John Shannon (right), deputy shuttle program manager; and Mike Sarafin, lead shuttle flight director, participate in a STS-122 press briefing with news media representatives at the Johnson Space Center. Rob Navias (left) serves as moderator for the briefing.

  • John Shannon and Mike Sarafin› View High-res
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    JSC2008-E-010461 (8 Feb. 2008) --- John Shannon (right), deputy shuttle program manager, responds to a question from a news media representative during a STS-122 press briefing at the Johnson Space Center. Mike Sarafin, lead shuttle flight director, is at left.

  • John Shannon and Mike Sarafin› View High-res
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    JSC2008-E-010466 (8 Feb. 2008) --- John Shannon (right), deputy shuttle program manager; and Mike Sarafin, lead shuttle flight director, participate in a STS-122 press briefing with news media representatives at the Johnson Space Center.

  • Earth's horizon› View High-res
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    S122-E-006247 (8 Feb. 2008) --- A colorful view of airglow layers at Earth's horizon is featured in this image photographed by a STS-122 crewmember on the Space Shuttle Atlantis.