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Eas Columbus Space Lab | Now Part of ISS

-Posted by D. Worth (US) | For- m. barbay (France)

Atlantis Astronaut Stanley Love on his first space walk..."It's Awesome!"

Mission managers made a last-minute astronaut switch that put Love in a slot originally reserved for German astronaut Hans Schlegel; due to an undisclosed medical issue...
And with the exception of stubborn power cables, which waylaid the spacewalkers for an hour... The spacewalk appeared to go smoothly.

(Atlantis Astronaut Stanley Love with helmet camera)

Schlegel assisted Atlantis pilot Alan Poindexter to choreograph Monday's spacewalk from inside the shuttle and is expected to take part in the mission's second spacewalk on Wednesday.
"Houston, Munich...
The European Columbus laboratory module is now a part of the ISS,"

said French astronaut Leopold Eyharts from the space station as the new lab arrived at 4:44 p.m. EST (2144 GMT).
Columbus LAB: Larger-view
More at NASA TV- Here

Interesting video gets one up to speed about the functionality of EAS Columbus Laboratory...(pre-delivery) 07- to the ISS...
ISS has three other labs owned by US, Japan, and Russia...

So much to look forward to -inc. List of Seventy One (71)
'Current' International Missions: View here

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