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A rainbow corona of light shimmers behind Space Shuttle Endeavour as a column of flame hurls into space.

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A rainbow corona of light shimmers behind Space Shuttle Endeavour as a column of flame hurls it into space. Liftoff of the Shuttle on mission STS-99 occurred at 12:43:40 p.m. EST. Known as the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM), STS-99 will chart a new course to produce unrivaled 3-D images of the Earth's surface. The result of the SRTM could be close to 1 trillion measurements of the Earth's topography. The mission is expected to last 11days, with Endeavour landing at KSC Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 4:36 p.m. EST. This is the 97th Shuttle flight and 14th for Shuttle Endeavour

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  • Title: A rainbow corona of light shimmers behind Space Shuttle Endeavour as a column of flame hurls into space.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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