For Europe 2008 was not only the most intense year in Human Spaceflight and ISS operations but also the most successful. The European Columbus laboratory was attached to the ISS and the first European Automated Transfer Vehicle completed its mission to the Space Station achieving some remarkable firsts for European Human Spaceflight. This video gives an overview of the additions made to the ISS in 2008 and early 2009, with a focus on ESA contributions. It also looks at how Europes role onboard the ISS will progress over the coming months, that will see the first European commanding the ISS.
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