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STS-53 Discovery, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 103, rises into the clear morning sky after liftoff from Kennedy
Space Center (KSC) Launch Complex (LC) Pad 39A at 8:24:00 am (Eastern Standard Time (EST)).
This profile view shows OV-103, riding atop the external tank (ET) and flanked by two solid rocket
boosters. Exhaust plumes billow from the SRB skirts. The diamond shock effect is visible at the three
space shuttle main engine (SSME) nozzles.
Date: December 12, 1992
Photo credit: NASA