In 2008, Europe's first space laboratory was launched to the International Space Station.
In 2008, Europe's first space laboratory was launched to the International Space Station. Ten years later, the Columbus laboratory is still circling 400 km above our heads at 28,800 km/h, providing scientists a place to run out-of-this-world experiments on everything from cold plasma technology that will destroy unwanted odours to enzymes that may slow the ageing process.
To celebrate a decade of European science and technology in space this stunning book recounts the story of the Columbus laboratory from vision to mission, revealing everything from the daily operations that keep it humming, to the cutting-edge science that takes place inside.
Richly illustrated with graphics and statistics of life and research in space as well as full-colour photos, Columbus in Space offers a never-seen-before glimpse into the laboratory at the forefront of humanity's exploration of our Universe -- Europe's space in space.
The European Space Agency is Europe's gateway to space, and boasts 22 member states. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe's space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.
Columbus in Space Launching Columbus Installing a Space Lab How It Works A Day in the Life Photo Gallery Science 10 Years of Science Science Forecast The Team The Future of Exploration
Any chance to fly in space is a rare privilege. But it was even more special to be a part of the crew that delivered the Columbus laboratory to the International Space Station -- NASA astronaut Stan Love Columbus is without a doubt a fantastic technological achievement -- a shining star of European cooperation! -- ESA astronaut Thomas Reiter Columbus was my home in space, a little piece of Europe on the International Space Station -- ESA Astronaut Thomas Pesquet
"Columbus was my home in space, a little piece of Europe on the International Space Station"
"Columbus was my home in space, a little piece of Europe on the International Space Station." --ESA Astronaut Thomas Pesquet
The inside story of Europe's most advanced laboratory, stunningly illustrated with colourful infographics
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