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- 1986 Jan 28 - - 16:38 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC39B. Launch Vehicle: Shuttle . LV Configuration: STS-33 (51-L). FAILURE: Failure of O-rings on Solid Rocket Motor due to cold launch temperature led to burn through of external tank, explosion of vehicle 73 seconds after launch.
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