A decade and a half after its initial target date, the ISS's science lab opens its hatches
By Gregory Mone
Posted 02.13.2008 at 5:41 pm 5 Comments
Finally. NASA astronauts installed the $2-billion science laboratory known as Columbus as a new wing of International Space Station on Monday. Yesterday morning, European astronauts officially opened the hatches, and began the process of bringing the computer, cooling and ventilation systems online.
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