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Space Station 360: Columbus

Explore Europe’s Columbus space laboratory with your mobile phone or VR headset in this panorama.


This 360° panorama lets you explore the International Space Station’s sixth module, Columbus. It was launched on 7 February 2008 on Space Shuttle Atlantis. The laboratory is ESA’s largest single contribution to the Station, and Europe’s first permanent research facility in space.


The state-of-the-art facility offers 75 cubic metres of workspace and contains a suite of research equipment. External platforms support experiments and applications in space science, Earth observation and technology.


Columbus offers European scientists full access to a weightless environment that cannot be duplicated on Earth.


Explore Columbus in Flickr, Facebook or YouTube format with your mobile phone and virtual-reality headset, or take the full tour including all Space Station modules with videos and extra information below. We will release a new Space Station module in 360° every week on Thursday.


Full tour:


Credit: ESA/NASA

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Uploaded on April 14, 2016