Detail View: NASA Johnson Space Center Collection: STS-34 Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104, lifts off from KSC LC Pad 39B

Title: 
STS-34 Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104, lifts off from KSC LC Pad 39B
Description: 
STS-34 Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104, lifts off from Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Launch Complex (LC) Pad 39B at 12:53:39:983 pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). This distant view shows OV-104 atop its external tank (ET) and flanked by two solid rocket boosters (SRBs) as it clears the launch tower. Exhaust smoke billows from the SRBs and covers the launch pad. Space shuttle main engine (SSME) exhaust is also visible. The launch tower fixed service structure (FSS) appears just under the rising shuttle with the rotating service structure (RSS) retracted at the left. SSME and SRB glow is reflected in a nearby waterway. The liftoff marks the beginning of a five-day mission in space.
Date Taken: 
1989-10-23
Program: 
Shuttle
Mission: 
STS-034
Subject Terms: 
(LAUNCHING)
facet_what: 
Launch Pad 39B
facet_where: 
Johnson Space Center (JSC)
Photo ID: 
STS034(S)024
Film Type: 
70mm
UID: 
SPD-JSC-STS034(S)024
original url: 
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