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1939 - Nation: USA.
1940 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Goddard P-C.
1942 - Nation: USSR.
1942 - Nation: USA.
1942 - Nation: USSR.
1947 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 number 26.
1947 - Nation: USA.
1948 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: White Sands . Launch Complex: LC33. Launch Vehicle: V-2. LV Configuration: V-2 Bumper 1.
1949 - Nation: USSR. Launch Vehicle: R-1.
1949 - Nation: USA.
1951 - Nation: USA.
1953 - Nation: USSR. Launch Vehicle: R-5.
1956 - - 04:21 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC6. Launch Vehicle: Jupiter A. LV Configuration: Redstone s/n RS-19. FAILURE: Missile programmed to cut-off at fuel depletion - this combined with known stability problems caused excessive miss distance.
1957 - Nation: USA.
1957 - Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: R-7 8K71. LV Configuration: R-7 8K71 M1-5. FAILURE: Failure of Block D strapon, which tore away from the core 98 seconds after liftoff. The booster crashed 400 km from the pad. A fuel leak in the pump outlet led to a fire in the engine compartment from the time of liftoff.
1957 - - 07:55 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC6. Launch Vehicle: Jupiter C. LV Configuration: Redstone s/n RS-34. FAILURE: Loss of instrument compartment pressure at 134 seconds causing failure of pitch gyro prior to cut-off.
1958 - - 08:00 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC1. Launch Vehicle: Sputnik 8A91. LV Configuration: Sputnik 8A91 s/n B1-1.
1959 - Nation: USA. Launch Vehicle: Titan 1. LV Configuration: Titan 1 B-4. FAILURE: Exploded during static testing.
1960 - Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC1. Launch Vehicle: Vostok 8K72. LV Configuration: Vostok 8K72 s/n L1-11.
1961 - Nation: USA.
1962 - Nation: USSR. Launch Vehicle: Proton 8K82.
1962 - - 19:36 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: LC75-3-5. Launch Vehicle: Thor Agena B. LV Configuration: Thor s/n 334 / Agena B s/n 1126.
1963 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Edwards . Launch Vehicle: X-15A. LV Configuration: X-15 No. 1 Flight 35.
1963 - - 13:04 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC14. Launch Vehicle: Atlas D. LV Configuration: Atlas D Mercury s/n 130D.
1965 - Nation: USSR.
1966 - Nation: USSR.
1966 - - 07:55 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: LC75-1-1. Launch Vehicle: TA Thor Agena B. LV Configuration: TA Thor s/n 456 / Agena B S-01 s/n 6202 (TA6).
1967 - - 11:02 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Complex: LC132. Launch Vehicle: Kosmos 11K65M.
1968 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Johnson Island . Launch Vehicle: Thor. LV Configuration: Thor 205.
1971 - Nation: USSR. Launch Vehicle: N1M.
1972 - Nation: USSR. Launch Vehicle: N1F.
1974 - - 07:26 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC90. Launch Vehicle: Tsyklon 2.
1974 - - 08:38 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: Voskhod 11A57.
1974 - - 12:28 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Voskhod 11A57.
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1978 - Nation: USSR. Launch Vehicle: Energia.
1979 - Nation: USA.
1979 - - 11:44 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U.
1980 - - 05:44 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U.
1981 - - 21:50 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Vostok 8A92M.
1982 - Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Complex: LC41/1. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U. FAILURE: Failure.
1983 - Nation: USSR. Launch Vehicle: Energia.
1985 - - 12:43 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Plesetsk . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U.
1986 - Nation: USSR.
1987 - Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg .
1987 - - 15:45 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Vandenberg . Launch Complex: SLC3E. Launch Vehicle: Atlas H. LV Configuration: Atlas s/n 69F / 6005H.
1987 - - 17:30 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC250. Launch Vehicle: Energia. LV Configuration: Energiya s/n 6SL. FAILURE: No orbital insertion due to failure of the FGB attitude control system (Energiya performed perfectly). Partial Failure.
1988 - - 09:21 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC45. Launch Vehicle: Zenit-2.
1990 - - 10:04 GMT. Nation: USSR. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U.
1997 - - 08:07 GMT. Nation: USA. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Complex: LC39A. Launch Vehicle: Shuttle. LV Configuration: STS-84.
1997 - - 12:10 GMT. Nation: Russia. Launch Site: Baikonur . Launch Complex: LC31. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U.
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