Access to space
ATV2 is now undergoing final testing before its launch from Kourou to the ISS on-board an Ariane 5 in February 2011.
Forget the weekend in Venice; the next big travel destination may well be space. What was previously a dream to which only astronauts could aspire is on the verge of becoming a reality for ordinary people.
Space in daily life
Removal of space debris
Manned Space Missions
The ATV, satellite communications system, ground control centres, ISS and its crew – all in perfect harmony