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The Space Shuttle Atlantis breaks free from the confines of Earth as it soars towards space to begin its STS-43 nine-day mission. The 11:02 a.m. EDT liftoff from Launch Pad 39A was at the opening of the launch window.

The five-member crew will conduct a variety of activities, including the primary objective of deploying the fourth Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-E). Crew members are Mission Commander John E. Blaha, Pilot Michael E. Baker, and Mission Specialists Shannon W. Lucid, James C. Adamson and G. David Low.

Date: August 2, 1991
Photo credit: NASA

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