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STS-93 Launch from KSC
(July 23, 12:31 a.m. EDT)
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1. STS-93 Launch
The fiery launch of Space Shuttle Columbia lights up the night sky as it lifts off from Launch Pad 39-B on mission STS-93. Liftoff occurred at 12:31 a.m. EDT.
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2. STS-93 Launch
Shrubbery and palmettos frame the fiery launch of Space Shuttle Columbia at 12:31 a.m. EDT.
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3. STS-93 Launch
Space Shuttle Columbia changes night into day as it roars into the sky after a successful liftoff from launch Pad 39-B on mission STS-93. Liftoff occurred at 12:31 a.m. EDT.
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4. STS-93 Launch
Reflected in the waters near Launch Pad 39-B, Space Shuttle Columbia rockets into the night sky on mission STS-93.
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5. STS-93 Launch
Flaming exhaust spews from beneath one of the two solid rocket boosters on Space Shuttle Columbia as it roars into the night sky on mission STS-93. After two unsuccessful attempts on previous nights, liftoff occurred at 12:31 a.m. EDT.
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6. STS-93 Launch
The fiery launch of Space Shuttle Columbia lights up the night sky on its successful liftoff from Launch Pad 39-B on mission STS-93. Liftoff occurred at 12:31 a.m. EDT.
(Photo: NASA)

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7. STS-93 Launch
In a burst of light and flames, Space Shuttle Columbia lifts off from Launch Pad 39-B at 12:31 a.m. EDT. STS-93 is a five-day mission primarily to release the Chandra X-ray Observatory, which will allow scientists from around the world to study some of the most distant, powerful and dynamic objects in the universe. The crew numbers five: Commander Eileen M. Collins, Pilot Jeffrey S. Ashby, and Mission Specialists Stephen A. Hawley (Ph.D.), Catherine G. Coleman (Ph.D.) and Michel Tognini of France, with the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES). Collins is the first woman to serve as commander of a Shuttle mission.
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8. STS-93 Launch
Moments before launch, sparks from the external ignitors are visible below the engines of Space Shuttle Columbia.
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9. STS-93 Launch
Shuttle Columbia streaks into the sky as it lifts off from Launch Pad 39-B on mission STS-93.
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10. STS-93 Launch
Shuttle Columbia streaks into the sky as it lifts off from Launch Pad 39-B on mission STS-93.
(Photo: S.Wolk)

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11. STS-93 Launch
Shuttle Columbia streaks into the sky as it lifts off from Launch Pad 39-B on mission STS-93.
(Photo: S.Wolk)

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