is a space shuttle mission by NASA using the
Space Shuttle Atlantis
, launched February 7, 2008.
NASA galleries for STS-122:
Crew of STS-122 posing at the Shuttle training facility
STS-122 crew pauses alongside the Astrovan to wave farewell to onlookers before heading for Launch Pad 39A on February 7, 2008.
Mission Specialist Leland D. Melvin
Mission Specialist Rex J. Walheim
Mission Specialist Hans Schlegel
Mission Specialist Stanley G. Love
Mission Specialist and ISS crewmember Leopold Eyharts
Returning ISS crewmember Daniel M. Tani
Before launch [ edit ]
Colombus at Bremen airport
Columbus module to be launched on STS-122
The external experiments of
Columbus mounted on their ICC-Lite payload rack
Columbus being lifted into the shuttle's payload canister.
ET-125 external tank being mated with SRBs
Atlantis is moved from OPF to the VAB.
Atlantis is lowered on the mobile launch platform
Atlantis is rolling out to Launch Pad 39A
Atlantis on it's way from the VAB.
Atlantis on Launch Pad 39A
At Launch Pad 39A,
Columbus transferred from its payload canister into Atlantis
Atlantis on the morning of its first launch attempt
The time domain reflectometry (TDR) setup inside the Mobile Launcher Platform is prepared to be used for the tanking test.
The pin soldering of the replacement feed-through connector
The new feed-through connector
Low-Resolution NASA TV screen capture of STS-122 launch.
STS-122 launches on February 7, 2008
Atlantis begins mission STS-122 to the International Space Station. Liftoff was on time at 2:45 p.m. EST. The mission will carry the European Space Agency's Columbus laboratory to the International Space Station.
In Orbit [ edit ]
Columbus in the payloadbay of Atlantis as it approaches the International Space Station
The interior of Columbus seen from starboard to port
The interior of Columbus seen from port to starboard
The STS-122 and Expedition 16 crewmembers gather for a photo in the Zvezda Service Module of the International Space Station
Picture of ISS after STS-122
NASA TV image of the undocking maneuver
ISS floating above earth after STS-122 undocks
First spacewalk [ edit ]
Second spacewalk [ edit ]
Rex Walheim transfers the nitrogen tank assembly
Hans Schlegel and Rex Walheim participate in the mission's second scheduled session of extravehicular activity
In the darkness of space, astronauts participate in the mission's second scheduled session of extravehicular activity (EVA)
Hans Schlegel, close view
Hans Schlegel works on Columbus
Third spacewalk [ edit ]
Rex Walheim installing a handrail on Columbus module
Rex Walheim uses a power tool while installing a handrail
Stanley Love works on the new Columbus laboratory's exterior
Landing [ edit ]
ISS after STS-122 (computer rendering of August 2006)
diagram of ECO sensors that plagued the original launch attempt