NASA Photo ID: STS039(S)048        File Name: 10064152.jpg
  Film Type: 70mm                    Date Taken: 05/06/91
  Title: STS-39 Discovery, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 103, lifts off from KSC LC Pad 39A
  Description:
  STS-39 Discovery, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 103, lifts off from Kennedy Space 
  Center (KSC) Launch Complex (LC) Pad 39A at 7:33:14 am (Eastern Daylight
  Time  (EDT)).  This side view shows OV-103, its external tank, and one of
  its two  solid rocket boosters (SRBs) as it rises above the mobile launcher
  platform  and just before it clears the fixed service structure (FSS)
  tower.  The SRB  and space shuttle main engine (SSME) firings glow against
  the early morning  sky and highlight the retracted rotating service
  structure (RSS).  An exhaust  cloud fills the launch pad area.              
  
  Subject terms:
  CAPE KENNEDY LAUNCH COMPLEX             
  DISCOVERY (ORBITER)                     
  EXHAUST CLOUDS                          
  EXTERNAL TANKS                          
  LAUNCHING PADS                          
  LIFTOFF (LAUNCHING)                     
  MORNING                                 
  SPACE SHUTTLE BOOSTERS                  
  STS-39                                  
  

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