NASA Photo ID: STS050(S)040        File Name: 10065254.jpg
  Film Type: 35mm                    Date Taken: 07/09/92
  Title: STS-50 Columbia, OV-102, soars into the sky after KSC liftoff
  Description:
  STS-50 Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102, soars into a cloudy sky after 
  liftoff from Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Launch Complex (LC) Pad 39A at 
  12:12:23:0534 pm (Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)). A low-angle perspective 
  captures OV-102 after it has cleared the launch tower and looks up the long 
  trail of exhaust smoke pouring out the skirt of the left solid rocket
  booster  (SRB) to the top of the external tank (ET).  The three space
  shuttle main  engines are visible as is the diamond shock effect produced
  at the SSME  nozzles.  This is the beginning of OV-102's scheduled record
  13-day mission  in Earth orbit.  OV-102 is NASA's first extended duration
  orbiter (EDO).             
  Subject terms:
  CAPE KENNEDY LAUNCH COMPLEX             
  COLUMBIA (ORBITER)                      
  EXHAUST CLOUDS                          
  EXTERNAL TANKS                          
  FLORIDA                                 
  KENNEDY SPACE CENTER                    
  LIFTOFF (LAUNCHING)                     
  LONG DURATION SPACE FLIGHT              
  SPACE SHUTTLE BOOSTERS                  
  SPACE SHUTTLE MAIN ENGINE               
  STS-50                                  
  

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