NASA Photo ID: STS050(S)039        File Name: 10065253.jpg
  Film Type: 35mm                    Date Taken: 07/09/92
  Title: STS-50 Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102, lifts off from KSC LC Pad 39A
  Description:
  STS-50 Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102, lifts off from Kennedy Space 
  Center (KSC) Launch Complex (LC) Pad 39A at 12:12:23:0534 pm (Eastern 
  Daylight Time (EDT)). In this distant view, a cactus (prickly pear),
  foliage,  and a waterway are seen in the foreground as OV-102, in the
  distance, rockets  toward the beginning of its scheduled record 13-day
  mission in Earth orbit.   An exhaust cloud covers the launch pad area with
  only the sound supression  water system tank visible (at right).  OV-102,
  atop its external tank (ET)  and flanked by two solid rocket boosters
  (SRBs), has cleared the launch tower  and is moments away from its roll
  maneuver.  OV-102 is NASA's first extended  duration orbiter (EDO).  The
  diamond shock effect is visible at OV-102's  three space shuttle main
  engines (SSMEs).           
  Subject terms:
  CAPE KENNEDY LAUNCH COMPLEX             
  COLUMBIA (ORBITER)                      
  EXHAUST CLOUDS                          
  EXTERNAL TANKS                          
  FLORIDA                                 
  FOLIAGE                                 
  KENNEDY SPACE CENTER                    
  LIFTOFF (LAUNCHING)                     
  LONG DURATION SPACE FLIGHT              
  PLANTS (BOTANY)                         
  SPACE SHUTTLE BOOSTERS                  
  STORAGE TANKS                           
  STS-50                                  
  WATERWAYS                               
  

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