Discovery Space Shuttle taking off at Kennedy Space Center, USA, 1995.
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The Space Shuttle Discovery begins its 21st Spaceflight in this side view. Five NASA astronauts and a Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) were aboard for liftoff at 9:41:55 am from Launch Pad 39B, on 13 July 1995. On board were astronauts Terence T Henricks, Kevin R Kregel, Nancy J Currie, Donald A Thomas and Mary Ellen Weber.