STS-30 Atlantis, OV-104, Lifts Off from KSC LC Pad 39B
Moments after space shuttle main engine (SSME) and solid rocket booster (SRB) ignition, STS-30 Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104, rises above mobile launcher platform at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Launch Complex (LC) Pad 39B before clearing launch tower.
Date: 8 May 1989
Exhaust plumes billow from the SRBs as an exhaust cloud surrounds LC Pad 39B. Launch occurred at 2:46:58 pm (Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Image Credit: NASA