From Flickr: “STS-53” by NASA on The Commons

STS-53 Discovery, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 103, lifts off from Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Launch Complex (LC) Pad 39A at 8:24:00 am (Eastern Standard Time (EST)). An exhaust cloud frames OV-103, atop the external tank (ET) and flanked by two solid rocket boosters (SRBs), as it rises above the mobile launcher platform.

Image #: sts053-s-056
Date: December 2, 1992

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