NASA Photo ID: STS031(S)064        File Name: 10063555.jpg
  Film Type: 70mm                    Date Taken: 04/29/90
  Title: STS-31 Discovery, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 103, lifts off from KSC LC Pad 39B
  Description:
  STS-31 Discovery, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 103, lifts off from Kennedy Space 
  Center (KSC) Launch Complex (LC) Pad 39B at 8:33:51.0492 am (Eastern
  Daylight  Time (EDT)).  Exhaust plumes billow from OV-103's two solid
  rocket boosters  (SRBs) and cover the launch pad area.  OV-103 atop the
  external tank (ET) is  not yet clear of the fixed service structure (FSS)
  tower.  The retracted  rotating service structure (RSS) appears at the
  left.  In the foreground, the  SRB and space shuttle main engine (SSME)
  firings are reflected in a nearby  waterway.  The diamond shock effect is
  visible at the SSME nozzles.              
  Subject terms:
  CAPE KENNEDY LAUNCH COMPLEX             
  DISCOVERY (ORBITER)                     
  EXHAUST CLOUDS                          
  EXTERNAL TANKS                          
  FLORIDA                                 
  KENNEDY SPACE CENTER                    
  LAUNCHING PADS                          
  LIFTOFF (LAUNCHING)                     
  SPACE SHUTTLE BOOSTERS                  
  STS-31                                  
  TOWERS                                  
  WATERWAYS                               
  

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