NASA Photo ID: STS038(S)027        File Name: 10064087.jpg
  Film Type: 120mm                   Date Taken: 11/20/90
  Title: STS-38 Atlantis, OV-104, lifting off from KSC LC Pad during night launch
  Description:
  STS-38 Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104, lifts off from Kennedy Space 
  Center (KSC) Launch Complex Pad at 6:46:15:0639 pm (Eastern Standard Time 
  (EST)).  As OV-104, atop the external tank (ET) and flanked by two solid 
  rocket boosters (SRBs), rises above the mobile launcher platform, exhaust 
  smoke fills the area surrounding the launch pad.  SRB and space shuttle
  main  engine (SSME) firings glow against the night darkness and light up
  the fixed  service structure (FSS) and retracted rotating service structure
  (RSS). STS-38 is a Department of Defense (DOD) devoted mission.              
  
  Subject terms:
  ATLANTIS (ORBITER)                      
  CAPE KENNEDY LAUNCH COMPLEX             
  DARKNESS                                
  EXHAUST CLOUDS                          
  EXTERNAL TANKS                          
  LAUNCHING PADS                          
  NIGHT                                   
  SPACE SHUTTLE BOOSTERS                  
  STS-38                                  
  

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