Space Shuttle Mission Highlights

Discovery Rests on Launch Pad
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This picture of shuttle Discovery's external tank was taken by a crew member seconds after separation on launch day. Engineers, managers, and flight controllers carefully studied this and other lift-off images for signs of problems with the troublesome tank's foam insulation.
—Photograph courtesy NASA
 
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