NASA Photo ID: STS033(S)004        File Name: 10063655.jpg
  Film Type: 120mm                   Date Taken: 11/27/89
  Title: STS-33 Discovery, OV-103, early morning liftoff from KSC LC Pad 39B
  Description:
  STS-33 Discovery, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 103, lifts off from Kennedy Space 
  Center (KSC) Launch Complex (LC) Pad 39B at 7:23:29:989 am Eastern Standard 
  Time (EST).  OV-103, its external tank (ET), and solid rocket boosters
  (SRBs)  are highlighted by spotlights during its launch into darkness. 
  OV-103 is  nearly clear of the launch tower as an exhaust cloud covers LC
  Pad 39B and  the surrounding area.  A palm tree and other vegetation in the
  foreground are  silhouetted against the exhaust cloud and the glow of the
  SRB and space  shuttle main engine (SSME) firings.  The light colored plume
  with the  slight "diamond shock" effect comes from the SSMEs.  The STS-33
  launch is the  first post-Challenger nocturnal launch.            
  
  Subject terms:
  CAPE KENNEDY LAUNCH COMPLEX             
  DARKNESS                                
  DISCOVERY (ORBITER)                     
  EXHAUST CLOUDS                          
  EXTERNAL TANKS                          
  LIFTOFF (LAUNCHING)                     
  MORNING                                 
  SPACE SHUTTLE BOOSTERS                  
  STS-33                                  
  

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