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1931 - Nation: USA.
1946 - Nation: USSR. Launch Vehicle: R-1.
1951 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Holloman . Launch Vehicle: Aerobee. LV Configuration: RTV-A-1a.
1951 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Wallops Island .
1958 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: USS Norton Sound . Launch Complex: South At. Launch Vehicle: X-17.
1960 - Nation: USSR.
1960 - Nation: USA.
1961 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Redstone Mercury.
1961 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Minuteman 1A. FAILURE: Failure.
1961 - - 20:00 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: LC75-3-4. Launch Vehicle: Thor Agena B. LV Configuration: Thor s/n 323 / Agena B s/n 1112.
1963 - Nation: USA.
1963 - Nation: USSR.
1963 -
1966 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Edwards . Launch Vehicle: X-15A-2. LV Configuration: X-15 No. 2 Flight 49.
1971 - Nation: USA.
1972 - - 08:24 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: Voskhod 11A57.
1973 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Saturn IB, Saturn V.
1973 - - 00:14 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Molniya 8K78M.
1973 - - 10:33 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: Voskhod 11A57.
1974 - Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Complex: LC41/1. Launch Vehicle: Voskhod 11A57. FAILURE: Failure.
1974 - - 14:07 GMT. Nation: Netherlands. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC5. Launch Vehicle: Scout D. LV Configuration: Scout D-1 s/n S189C. FAILURE: Partial Failure.
1976 - - 11:53 GMT. Nation: China. Launch Site: Jiuquan . Launch Complex: LA2. Launch Vehicle: FB-1. LV Configuration: Feng Bao 1 s/n FB1-6.
1977 - Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Kapustin Yar . Launch Vehicle: Vertikal.
1977 - - 18:14 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Molniya 8K78M.
1982 - - 10:04 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Complex: LC132. Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K65M. LV Configuration: Kosmos 11K65M s/n 65047-236. FAILURE: Launch vehicle failed to orbit - unknown cause.
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1983 - - 06:32 GMT. Nation: India. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC39A. Launch Vehicle: Shuttle. LV Configuration: STS-8.
1984 - - 10:33 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Complex: LC43/4. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U.
1984 - - 12:41 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC39A. Launch Vehicle: Shuttle. LV Configuration: STS-16 (41-D).
1988 - - 14:09 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Complex: LC16/2. Launch Vehicle: Molniya 8K78M. LV Configuration: Molniya 8K78M / 2BL.
1990 - - 22:48 GMT. Nation: UK. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Complex: ELA2. Launch Vehicle: Ariane 44LP. LV Configuration: Ariane 44LP s/n V38.
1991 - - 02:30 GMT. Nation: Japan. Launch Site: Kagoshima . Launch Complex: M. Launch Vehicle: Mu-3S. LV Configuration: Mu-3S-II s/n M-3S2-6.
1991 - - 08:58 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC45L. Launch Vehicle: Zenit-2. FAILURE: Second stage exploded due to heating problems in main engine.
1993 - - 12:43 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC17B. Launch Vehicle: Delta 7925. LV Configuration: Delta 7925 / Delta s/n 222.
1994 - Nation: Russia. Launch Vehicle: Angara 1.1.
1995 - - 19:33 GMT. Nation: Russia. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC200L. Launch Vehicle: Proton 8K82K / 11S861. LV Configuration: Proton 8K82K s/n 369-02 / 11S861 s/n 78L.
1998 - - 00:31 GMT. Nation: Luxembourg. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC81L. Launch Vehicle: Proton 8K82K / DM3. LV Configuration: Proton 8K82K s/n 383-01 / DM3.
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