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1933 - Nation: USSR. Launch Vehicle: GIRD.
1937 - Nation: USSR.
1943 - Nation: Germany. Launch Site: Peenemuende . Launch Vehicle: V-2.
1950 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Vehicle: Aerobee. LV Configuration: RTV-N-10.
1952 - Nation: USA.
1952 - Nation: USA.
1953 - Nation: Canada.
1958 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: China Lake . Launch Vehicle: NOTS. LV Configuration: NOTS-SLV. FAILURE: Structural failure after 3 sec.
1958 - - 12:18 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC17A. Launch Vehicle: Thor Able. LV Configuration: Thor s/n 127 / Able 1. FAILURE: Thor exploded after 77 sec.
1959 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Wallops Island . Launch Vehicle: NIKE-ASP.
1961 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC18. Launch Vehicle: Blue Scout Junior. LV Configuration: Blue Scout Junior.
1962 - Nation: USA.
1964 - Nation: USA.
1965 - - 20:59 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: PALC1-1. Launch Vehicle: TA Thor Agena D. LV Configuration: Thor 2C s/n 449 / Agena D SS-01B s/n 1618.
1966 - - 15:20 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC17A. Launch Vehicle: Delta E. LV Configuration: Thor Delta E1 s/n 462 / Delta s/n 40.
1970 - - 05:38 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: Molniya 8K78M.
1973 - Nation: USA.
1973 - - 04:49 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC10W. Launch Vehicle: Thor Burner. LV Configuration: Thor Burner 2A s/n 291.
1978 - - 20:02 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC200P. Launch Vehicle: Proton 8K82K / 11S86. LV Configuration: Proton 8K82K s/n 297-02 / 11S86 s/n 14L. FAILURE: Stage 1 - vehicle failed at launch.
1979 - - 07:45 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Complex: LC43/4. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U.
1983 - - 12:08 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC1. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U. LV Configuration: Soyuz 11A511U s/n Ts15000-302.
1988 -
1990 - - 00:42 GMT. Nation: UK. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC17B. Launch Vehicle: Delta 6925. LV Configuration: Delta 6925 / Delta s/n 198.
1996 - - 01:53 GMT. Nation: Japan. Launch Site: Tanegashima . Launch Complex: Y. Launch Vehicle: H-2. LV Configuration: H-II(2) s/n H-II-4F.
1996 - - 13:18 GMT. Nation: Russia. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC1. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U.
1998 -
1999 - - 04:37 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: SLC17B. Launch Vehicle: Delta 7925. LV Configuration: Delta 7420 s/n D274.
2000 - - 23:16 GMT. Nation: Egypt. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Complex: ELA2. Launch Vehicle: Ariane 44LP.
2000 - - 23:45 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC4E. Launch Vehicle: Titan 4B.
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