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Hans Schlegel dons his launch and entry suit for a final fitting before Atlantis' launch scheduled for 4:31 p.m. EST.

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STS-122 Mission Specialist Hans Schlegel dons his launch and entry suit for a final fitting before space shuttle Atlantis' launch scheduled for 4:31 p.m. EST on Dec. 6. Schlegel, who represents the European Space Agency, will make his second shuttle flight. Atlantis will carry the Columbus Lab, Europe’s largest contribution to the construction of the International Space Station. It will support scientific and technological research in a microgravity environment. Columbus, a program of ESA, is a multifunctional, pressurized laboratory that will be permanently attached to Node 2 of the space station to carry out experiments in materials science, fluid physics and biosciences, as well as to perform a number of technological applications. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

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  • Title: Hans Schlegel dons his launch and entry suit for a final fitting before Atlantis' launch scheduled for 4:31 p.m. EST.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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