Wheelers Books

Columbus in Space: A Voyage of Discovery on the International Space Station

Columbus in Space: A Voyage of Discovery on the International Space Station

In 2008 Europe's first space laboratory was launched to the International Space Station. To celebrate a decade of European science and technology in space this book recounts the story of the Columbus laboratory: from vision to mission and from daily operations to science.

Usually ships 6-12 working days – This title is in stock at publisher

Quick Reference

ISBN 9781780899312
Barcode 9781780899312
Published 19 November 2018 by Cornerstone
Format Paperback
Author(s) By The European Space Agency
Availability In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

... view full title details below.

Buy Now

  • $28.00 Retail price
  • $21.84 Wheelers price
  • You save $6.16!
Add to Basket Add to Wishlist

Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781780899312
ISBN-10 1780899319
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Cornerstone
Imprint Century
Publication Date 19 November 2018
International Publication Date 6 September 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By The European Space Agency
Category Popular Science
Aerospace & Aviation Technology
Space Science
Number of Pages 112
Dimensions Width: 178mm
Height: 242mm
Spine: 8mm
Weight 332g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Space stations
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 629.442
Catalogue Code 937966

Description of this Book

In 2008 Europe's first space laboratory was launched to the International Space Station. Ten years later the Columbus lab is still circling 400 km above our heads at 28 800 km/h and providing scientists a place to run out-of-this-world experiments. To celebrate a decade of European science and technology in space this book recounts the story of the Columbus laboratory: from vision to mission and from daily operations to science. Richly illustrated with graphics and statistics of life and research in space, the book offers a glimpse into the cutting-edge of humanity's exploration of our Universe.

^ top

Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Columbus was my home in space, a little piece of Europe on the International Space Station -- ESA Astronaut Thomas Pesquet Columbus is without a doubt a fantastic technological achievement -- a shining star of European cooperation! -- ESA astronaut Thomas Reiter
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

^ top

Author's Bio

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.

^ top