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1949 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Vehicle: Aerobee. LV Configuration: RTV-N-8.
1953 -
1962 - - 18:14 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: LC1-1. Launch Vehicle: Atlas LV-3A / Agena B. LV Configuration: Atlas s/n 115D / Agena B SPS s/n 2402.
1965 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Edwards . Launch Vehicle: X-15A. LV Configuration: X-15 No. 1 Flight 55.
1966 - - 11:02 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Voskhod 11A57.
1967 -
1967 - Nation: China.
1967 - - 02:36 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC1. Launch Vehicle: Molniya 8K78M. FAILURE: Stage 4's engine 11D33 failed to ignite because the turbopump had not been cooled before ignition.
1970 - Nation: USA.
1970 - - 12:57 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Voskhod 11A57.
1972 -
1977 - - 03:55 GMT. Nation: France. Launch Site: Kapustin Yar . Launch Complex: LC107. Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K65M. LV Configuration: Kosmos 11K65M s/n 47182-422.
1977 - - 07:26 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC90. Launch Vehicle: Tsyklon 2.
1981 - - 09:36 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U.
1983 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg .
1985 - - 11:31 GMT. Nation: Mexico. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC39A. Launch Vehicle: Shuttle. LV Configuration: STS-25 (51-G).
1989 -
1991 - - 21:50 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC200L. Launch Vehicle: Proton 8K82K. LV Configuration: Proton 8K82K s/n 337-01.
1994 - - 07:12 GMT. Nation: International. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Complex: ELA2. Launch Vehicle: Ariane 44LP. LV Configuration: Ariane 44LP s/n V64.
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