NASA Photo ID: STS031(S)073        File Name: 10063556.jpg
  Film Type: 70mm                    Date Taken: 04/29/90
  Title: STS-31 Discovery, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 103, lifts off from KSC LC Pad 39B
  STS-31 Discovery, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 103, nearly clear of the fixed
  service  structure (FSS) tower rises above Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
  Launch Complex  (LC) Pad 39B after liftoff at 8:33:51.0492 am (Eastern
  Daylight Time (EDT)).   An exhaust cloud produced by the solid rocket
  boosters (SRBs) covers the  launch pad below.  The top of the retracted
  rotating service structure (RSS)  appears at the left.  OV-103 atop the
  external tank (ET) and flanked by the  SRBs heads into Earth orbit with the
  Hubble Space Telescope (HST) aboard.               
  Subject terms:
  DISCOVERY (ORBITER)                     
  EXHAUST CLOUDS                          
  EXTERNAL TANKS                          
  KENNEDY SPACE CENTER                    
  LIFTOFF (LAUNCHING)                     
  SPACE SHUTTLE BOOSTERS                  

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