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1938 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Goddard L-C.
1951 - Nation: USA.
1955 - Nation: USA.
1959 - Nation: Canada.
1961 - Nation: USA.
1962 - Nation: USSR. Launch Vehicle: N1.
1962 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Edwards . Launch Vehicle: X-15A. LV Configuration: X-15 No. 3 Flight 4.
1964 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Saturn IB, Saturn V.
1964 - - 08:08 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC1. Launch Vehicle: Molniya 8K78M. LV Configuration: Molniya 8K78M s/n T15000-21. FAILURE: At T+340 sec the launcher's control system failed and the engine of Stage 3 cut off prematurely due to loss of a section of the circuit between BOZ's storage battery and a DC transformer.
1966 - - 10:48 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC31. Launch Vehicle: Vostok 8A92.
1967 - - 08:00 GMT. Nation: Australia. Launch Site: Woomera . Launch Complex: LA8. Launch Vehicle: Redstone. LV Configuration: Redstone SV-3.
1967 - - 11:21 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC2E. Launch Vehicle: Delta E. LV Configuration: Thor Delta E s/n 484 / Delta s/n 48.
1968 - - 10:30 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC31. Launch Vehicle: Voskhod 11A57.
1973 - - 23:47 GMT. Nation: Canada. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC17B. Launch Vehicle: Delta 1914. LV Configuration: Delta 1914 s/n 583 / Delta s/n 94.
1974 - - 20:52 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Molniya 8K78M.
1977 - - 09:07 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U.
1977 - - 10:15 GMT. Nation: Europe. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC17B. Launch Vehicle: Delta 2914. LV Configuration: Delta 2914 s/n 617 / Delta s/n 130.
1978 - - 15:36 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U.
1979 - Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC81P. Launch Vehicle: Proton 8K82K. LV Configuration: Proton 8K82K s/n 300-02. FAILURE: Engines ignited but immediately shut down on launch pad.
1979 - Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC81P. Launch Vehicle: Proton 8K82K. LV Configuration: Proton 8K82K s/n 300-02. FAILURE: Engines ignited but immediately shut down on launch pad.
1979 - - 11:31 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U.
1983 - - 13:11 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U. LV Configuration: Soyuz 11A511U s/n 372.
1988 - - 06:00 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: Vostok 8A92M.
1989 - - 18:43 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U.
1990 - - 18:43 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K65M. LV Configuration: Kosmos 11K65M s/n 53726-195.
1992 - - 21:29 GMT. Nation: Russia. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC1. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U2. LV Configuration: Soyuz 11A511U2 s/n R15000-059.
1996 - - 22:36 GMT. Nation: Canada. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Complex: ELA2. Launch Vehicle: Ariane 42P. LV Configuration: Ariane 42P s/n V85.
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