Orbiter has just left Launch Pad 39B. Large tank of liquified hydrogen is visible at the water's edge in the right side of the view.
--Caption from Johnson Space Center.
This image has been cataloged by Johnson Space Center as Photo ID: 51L(S)155 / 51L-S-155.
Challenger (Spacecraft), John F. Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (Fla.) , Spaceshuttles -- Accidents.
NASA, "Liftoff of the Shuttle Challenger for STS 51-L Mission (3)" (2015). Challenger STS-51-L Image Collection. 11.
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