NASA is readying Atlantis for a launch Thursday, February 7. The launch is scheduled for 2:45 p.m. EST. STS-122 was scheduled for last December, but due to a fuel sensor malfunction, has been postponed until Thursday. The ESA module, Columbus, is riding about the shuttle to the ISS.
1. space beyond the atmosphere of the earth.
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