Cape Canaveral Launch Chronology 1950 to 1959

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Date of LaunchVehicle TypeLaunch Pad IDMission TypeMission Results
07/24/50Bumper-WACLaunch Pad 3PROJECT HERMES BUMPER #8(S) Separation Of Second Stage Not Confirmed; Range Not Confirmed
07/29/50Bumper-WACLaunch Pad 3PROJECT HERMES BUMPER #7(S) Separation Of Second Stage Confirmed; Range 150 Miles
10/25/50LarkLaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Maximum Altitude Of 1.6 Miles; Range Of 10.7 Miles
10/26/50LarkLaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Second Stage Failed; Additional Data Is Not Available
11/21/50LarkLaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
04/11/51LarkLaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; Vehicle Exploded At L+2 Seconds
04/17/51LarkLaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
05/03/51LarkLaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
05/11/51LarkLaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; Vehicle Crashed 16 Miles Downrange
05/29/51LarkLaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Vehicle Entered Cloud Bank; RSO Destruct At L+121 Seconds
06/07/51LarkLaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
06/07/51LarkLaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Guidance Failed; First Time Two Vehicles Launched On Same Day
06/20/51MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
06/29/51MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Achieved Maximum Altitude Of 7.6 Miles; Range Of 205 Miles
07/03/51LarkLaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
07/18/51MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
07/20/51LarkLaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; Vehicle Exploded At L+18 Seconds
08/10/51MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
08/31/51MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
09/06/51MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Engine Failed; Vehicle Crashed 50 Yards Off Cape Canaveral
09/13/51LarkLaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Structural Failure; Vehicle Exploded At L+2 Seconds
09/19/51LarkLaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Vehicle Flew Within 35 Yards Of Target
10/04/51LarkLaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; RSO Destruct At L+12 Seconds
10/26/51MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
12/07/51MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
12/11/51LarkLaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Vehicle Flew Within 35 Yards Of Target
12/13/51MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Impacted Short Of Target; Additional Data Is Not Available
01/15/52MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; Vehicle Crashed At L+12 Minutes
01/28/52LarkLaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Guidance Failed; Additional Data Is Not Available
02/12/52LarkLaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; RSO Destruct At L+90 Seconds
02/13/52MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Achieved Maximum Altitude Of 7.6 Miles; Range Of 207 Miles
02/28/52LarkLaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Guidance Failed; RSO Destruct At L+64 Seconds
03/10/52MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
03/20/52MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; Vehicle Crashed At L+3 Minutes
03/21/52LarkLaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; RSO Destruct At L+84 Seconds
04/04/52MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
04/09/52MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; Additional Data Is Not Available
04/10/52LarkLaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Guidance Failed; RSO Destruct; Additional Data Is Not Available
04/17/52LarkLaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Guidance Failed; RSO Destruct; Additional Data Is Not Available
05/02/52MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
05/15/52MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Hydraulics Failed; Vehicle Crashed At L+8 Minutes
05/16/52LarkLaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
05/22/52MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
06/24/52LarkLaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
07/07/52LarkLaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
07/09/52MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
07/15/52LarkLaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; Vehicle Exploded At L+7 Seconds
07/19/52MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 206 Miles
08/29/52SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Launch Pad Test Of Snark Dynamic Model And Launcher Only
09/10/52Bomarc ALaunch Pad 4Vehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; Vehicle Crashed 800 Feet From Pad
09/10/52MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Guidance Failed; Vehicle Crashed Onto Grand Bahama Island
09/16/52MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Guidance Failed; Additional Data Is Not Available
09/17/52LarkLaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
10/01/52SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Launch Pad Test Of Snark Dynamic Model And Launcher Only
10/09/52MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
10/30/52SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Launch Pad Test Of Snark Dynamic Model And Launcher Only
11/04/52MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
11/07/52MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
11/17/52MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Booster Engine Failed; Vehicle Crashed 400 Feet From Pad
11/17/52MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
11/26/52SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
11/28/52LarkLaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Tracking System Failed; Additional Data Is Not Available
12/04/52MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Target For Lark Missile; Successfully Intercepted By Lark
12/04/52LarkLaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Vehicle Intercepted Matador Missile Launched On Same Day
12/15/52MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
12/16/52LarkLaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; RSO Destruct; Additional Data Is Not Available
12/19/52MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
12/19/52SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
01/12/53MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; Vehicle Crashed 800 Yards From Pad
01/14/53MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
01/23/53Bomarc AUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; Vehicle Exploded 7 Feet Above Pad
01/30/53MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; RSO Destruct; Additional Data Is Not Available
02/05/53MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Guidance Failed; Vehicle Crashed At L+6 Minutes
02/06/53SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Broke Up In Terminal Dive; Additional Data Is Not Available
02/11/53RV-A-10UnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
02/12/53LarkLaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
02/17/53MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
02/24/53LarkLaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Vehicle Flew Within 1,000 Feet Of Target
03/03/53LarkLaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Launched Prematurely; RSO Destruct While Still On Pad
03/04/53MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Guidance Failed; Additional Data Is Not Available
03/04/53RV-A-10UnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Guidance Failed; Vehicle Crashed 58 Miles Downrange
03/10/53SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
03/16/53LarkLaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Maximum Altitude Of 5.1 Miles; Range Of 9.1 Miles
03/18/53MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
03/25/53RV-A-10UnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
03/25/53RV-A-10UnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
03/31/53MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
04/01/53MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Broke Up In Terminal Dive; Additional Data Is Not Available
04/08/53LarkLaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
04/22/53LarkLaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Engine Failed; Additional Data Is Not Available
04/24/53MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Broke Up In Terminal Dive; Additional Data Is Not Available
04/28/53LarkLaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
04/29/53MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Broke Up In Terminal Dive; Additional Data Is Not Available
05/04/53MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Broke Up In Terminal Dive; Additional Data Is Not Available
05/12/53LarkLaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
05/14/53LarkLaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
06/10/53Bomarc AUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; Vehicle Exploded At Altitude Of 17,000 Feet
06/12/53MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
07/02/53MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Broke Up In Terminal Dive; Additional Data Is Not Available
07/08/53LarkLaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
07/09/53MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Broke Up In Terminal Dive; Additional Data Is Not Available
07/27/53Bomarc AUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; Vehicle Exploded; Additional Data Not Available
08/04/53MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
08/06/53SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Drag Chute Deployed Early; Vehicle Crashed At L+15 Seconds
08/20/53RedstoneLaunch Pad 4Vehicle Test(T) Guidance And Engine Failed; RSO Destruct At L+106 Seconds
08/24/53MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
09/04/53Bomarc AUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Structural Failure; Vehicle Broke Up; Additional Data Not Available
09/23/53MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
10/15/53SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Wings Broke Off; Vehicle Exploded At L+5 Minutes
10/21/53MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
10/22/53MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
11/02/53MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
11/17/53MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
11/18/53MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Broke Up In Terminal Dive; Additional Data Is Not Available
11/18/53MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Broke Up In Terminal Dive; Additional Data Is Not Available
11/19/53MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
11/19/53MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
11/27/53MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
12/02/53MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
12/11/53MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
12/15/53MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
12/15/53MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
12/15/53MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
12/15/53MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
12/15/53MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
12/16/53MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
12/17/53MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
01/07/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; Vehicle Broke Up; Additional Data Not Available
01/08/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
01/08/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
01/08/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
01/21/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
01/27/54RedstoneLaunch Pad 4Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 171 Miles
01/29/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
02/02/54SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Wings Broke Off; Vehicle Exploded At L+9 Minutes
02/04/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
02/18/54SnarkLaunch Pad 2Vehicle Test(T) Dive Brakes Jammed; Vehicle Crashed 200 Yards From Pad
02/19/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
02/25/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
03/05/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
03/05/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
03/23/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
03/23/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
03/26/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
03/30/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
03/30/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
04/09/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
04/09/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
04/09/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
04/09/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
04/09/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
04/13/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
04/13/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
04/15/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
04/23/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
04/23/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
04/23/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
04/23/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
04/26/54SnarkLaunch Pad 2Vehicle Test(T) Electrical Failure; Vehicle Crashed 3,000 Feet From Pad
04/27/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
04/30/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
04/30/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
04/30/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; RSO Destruct; Additional Data Is Not Available
04/30/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; RSO Destruct; Additional Data Is Not Available
05/05/54RedstoneLaunch Pad 4Vehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; Vehicle Exploded On Pad
05/14/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
05/14/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
05/14/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
05/18/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
05/19/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
05/19/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
05/20/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
06/03/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Engine Failed; Additional Data Is Not Available
06/03/54SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Rear Skid Did Not Lock; Vehicle Exploded On Skid Strip
06/04/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Engine Failed; RSO Destruct; Additional Data Is Not Available
06/04/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
06/09/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
06/10/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Broke Up In Terminal Dive; Additional Data Is Not Available
06/10/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; Vehicle Crashed At L+11 Minutes
06/18/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
06/24/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
06/29/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
06/30/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
07/07/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
07/20/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
07/21/54SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Recovered On Skid Strip
07/22/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
08/05/54Bomarc ALaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; Vehicle Broke Up At L+15 Seconds
08/18/54RedstoneLaunch Pad 4Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 149 Miles
09/10/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
09/21/54SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Fuel Transfer System Failed; Vehicle Crashed Just Offshore Cape
09/29/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; Vehicle Crashed Onto Grand Bahama Island
10/12/54SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Recovered On Skid Strip
10/20/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
10/20/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
10/20/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
10/25/54Bomarc ALaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
11/12/54SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Recovered On Skid Strip
11/17/54RedstoneLaunch Pad 4Vehicle Test(T) Guidance Failed; RSO Destruct At L+80 Seconds
11/24/54Bomarc ALaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
12/10/54SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Hydraulics Failed; Vehicle Crashed At L+31 Minutes
12/16/54MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Guidance Failed; Additional Data Is Not Available
01/13/55SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Engine Caught Fire; Additional Data Is Not Available
01/14/55MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
01/18/55MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
01/18/55MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
01/19/55Bomarc ALaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
02/09/55RedstoneLaunch Pad 4Vehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; Additional Data Is Not Available
02/10/55SnarkLaunch Pad 2Vehicle Test(T) Engine Stalled; Vehicle Crashed Just Offshore Cape
02/16/55MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
02/21/55MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
02/24/55Bomarc ALaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
02/24/55MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
03/02/55MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
03/02/55MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
03/03/55Bomarc ALaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
03/09/55MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
03/17/55MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
03/17/55MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
04/01/55MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
04/06/55SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Broke Up In Terminal Dive; Additional Data Is Not Available
04/20/55RedstoneLaunch Pad 6Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 156 Miles
04/20/55MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
04/21/55MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Guidance Failed; Vehicle Crashed At L+11 Minutes
04/26/55SnarkLaunch Pad 2Vehicle Test(T) Rudder Failed; Vehicle Broke Up At L+15 Seconds
04/28/55MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
04/29/55MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
05/05/55Bomarc ALaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; Vehicle Broke Up In Flight
05/06/55MatadorLaunch Pad 4Vehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
05/10/55MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
05/13/55SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Hit Chase Plane And Crashed; Additional Data Is Not Available
05/17/55MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
05/19/55MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
05/23/55X-17 (1/4 Scale)Launch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Maximum Altitude Of 6 Miles
05/23/55X-17 (1/4 Scale)Launch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Maximum Altitude Of 7 Miles
05/24/55RedstoneLaunch Pad 6Vehicle Test(T) Guidance Failed At L+155 Seconds; Additional Data Is Not Available
06/01/55MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
06/01/55MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
06/09/55MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
06/10/55MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
06/10/55MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
06/13/55X-17 (1/4 Scale)Launch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; Vehicle Exploded In Flight
06/23/55X-17 (1/2 Scale)Launch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Ground Radar Failed; Performance Data Is Not Available
06/30/55X-17 (1/2 Scale)Launch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Maximum Altitude Of 6 Miles
07/08/55MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
07/08/55MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
07/13/55SnarkLaunch Pad 2Vehicle Test(T) Engine Caught Fire; Vehicle Crashed 5 Miles Off Cape
07/14/55X-17 (1/2 Scale)Launch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Maximum Altitude Of 6 Miles
07/18/55MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
07/18/55MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
07/22/55MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
07/27/55Bomarc ALaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; Vehicle Broke Up At L+36 Seconds
07/29/55MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
07/29/55MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
08/09/55SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
08/19/55Navaho X-10Skid StripVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Ran Off Skid Strip And Burned After Landing
08/25/55Bomarc AUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
08/26/55X-17 PrototypeLaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; Vehicle Broke Up At L+6 Seconds
08/30/55RedstoneLaunch Pad 6Vehicle Test(T) Steering Vane Failed; Additional Data Is Not Available
09/01/55MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
09/22/55RedstoneLaunch Pad 6Vehicle Test(T) Guidance Failed; Vehicle Crashed 11 Miles Downrange
09/23/55X-17 PrototypeLaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; Vehicle Exploded At L+13.5 Seconds
09/29/55Bomarc AUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
10/24/55Navaho X-10Skid StripVehicle Test(T) Nosewheel Landing Gear Failed; Vehicle Exploded On Skid Strip
10/26/55SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
10/27/55MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
11/10/55MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
11/17/55Bomarc AUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
11/26/55SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Drag Chute Failed; Vehicle Damaged At Recovery
11/30/55Bomarc AUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
12/01/55X-17 PrototypeLaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
12/05/55RedstoneLaunch Pad 6Vehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
12/09/55SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Recovered On Skid Strip
12/16/55SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Guidance Failed; Additional Data Is Not Available
01/19/56MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; RSO Destruct; Additional Data Is Not Available
01/20/56X-17 PrototypeLaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Maximum Altitude Of 82 Miles
01/25/56MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
01/27/56MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Guidance Failed; Additional Data Is Not Available
01/27/56SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Fuel Dump System Failed; Additional Data Is Not Available
02/02/56Bomarc ALaunch Pad 4Vehicle Test(T) Guidance Failed; Destroyed By Fail-Safe Device
02/03/56Navaho X-10Skid StripVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Landed On Skid Strip; Performance Data Is Not Available
02/06/56MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Guidance Failed; Vehicle Crashed At L+7 Minutes
02/06/56MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
02/08/56SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Boosters Did Not Eject; Vehicle Crashed At L+2 Minutes
02/17/56SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Hydraulics Failed; Additional Data Is Not Available
02/29/56Navaho X-10Skid StripVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Landed On Skid Strip; Performance Data Is Not Available
03/05/56X-17 PrototypeLaunch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Maximum Altitude Of 72 Miles
03/14/56Jupiter ALaunch Pad 6Vehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
03/15/56Bomarc AUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
03/20/56Navaho X-10Skid StripVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Landed On Skid Strip; Performance Data Is Not Available
03/23/56MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
03/23/56MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
03/26/56MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
03/26/56MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; RSO Destruct; Additional Data Is Not Available
03/26/56MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; RSO Destruct; Additional Data Is Not Available
03/28/56MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
03/28/56MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
03/28/56MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
03/28/56MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Guidance Failed; Additional Data Is Not Available
04/04/56MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
04/06/56MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Guidance Failed; Additional Data Is Not Available
04/06/56MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
04/14/56Bomarc AUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Flew Within 165 Feet Of Target
04/17/56X-17Launch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
04/24/56Navaho X-10Skid StripVehicle Test(T) Guidance Failed; Vehicle Crashed 27 Miles Off Grand Bahama
05/02/56MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; RSO Destruct; Additional Data Is Not Available
05/15/56Jupiter ALaunch Pad 6Vehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
05/20/56MatadorPAFB RunwayVehicle Test(T) Armed Forces Day Public Viewing; Additional Data Is Not Available
05/21/56Bomarc ALaunch Pad 4Vehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; Vehicle Broke Up At L+28 Seconds
06/05/56Navaho X-10Skid StripVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Landed On Skid Strip; Performance Data Is Not Available
06/19/56Bomarc AUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Flew Within 165 Feet Of Target
06/26/56X-17Launch Pad 3Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Maximum Altitude Of 87 Miles
07/10/56SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Recovered On Skid Strip
07/13/56Bomarc AUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
07/17/56X-17Launch Pad 3Hemisphere Nosecone Test(S) Achieved Maximum Altitude Of 88 Miles
07/18/56Navaho X-10Skid StripVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Landed On Skid Strip; Performance Data Is Not Available
07/19/56Jupiter ALaunch Pad 5Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 164 Miles
07/26/56SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Engine Failed; Additional Data Is Not Available
07/27/56X-17Launch Pad 3Cubic Paraboloid Nosecone Test(U) Third Stage Failed To Ignite
08/08/56Jupiter ALaunch Pad 6Vehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
08/18/56X-17Launch Pad 3Hemisphere Nosecone Test(U) Unspecified Failure; Vehicle Exploded At L+18 Seconds
08/23/56X-17Launch Pad 3Blunt Nosecone Test(S) Achieved Maximum Altitude Of 88 Miles
08/27/56Navaho X-10Skid StripVehicle Test(T) Impacted Ocean Target Area; Vehicle Not Recovered
08/28/56X-17Launch Pad 3Blunt Nosecone Test(U) Ground Telemetry Failed At L+106 Seconds
08/29/56MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
08/30/56MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
08/31/56SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Recovered On Skid Strip
09/08/56X-17Launch Pad 3Cubic Paraboloid Nosecone Test(U) Second And Third Stages Fired Prematurely
09/12/56MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
09/12/56MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; RSO Destruct; Additional Data Is Not Available
09/13/56SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Engine Failed; Additional Data Is Not Available
09/20/56Jupiter CLaunch Pad 5Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Maximum Altitude Of 682 Miles; Range Of 3,350 Miles
09/20/56MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
09/21/56Navaho X-10Skid StripVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Landed On Skid Strip; Performance Data Is Not Available
09/26/56MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
09/26/56MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; RSO Destruct; Additional Data Is Not Available
09/26/56SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Recovered On Skid Strip
10/01/56X-17Launch Pad 3Hemisphere Nosecone Test(S) Achieved Maximum Altitude Of 91 Miles
10/02/56SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Recovered On Skid Strip
10/04/56MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; RSO Destruct; Additional Data Is Not Available
10/05/56X-17Launch Pad 3Hemisphere Nosecone Test(S) Achieved Maximum Altitude Of 73 Miles
10/12/56Bomarc AUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
10/12/56MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
10/13/56X-17Launch Pad 3Hemisphere Nosecone Test(S) Achieved Maximum Altitude Of 63 Miles
10/18/56X-17Launch Pad 3Hemisphere Nosecone Test(S) Achieved Maximum Altitude Of 96 Miles
10/18/56Jupiter ALaunch Pad 6Vehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
10/24/56Navaho X-10Skid StripVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Landed On Skid Strip; Performance Data Is Not Available
10/25/56X-17Launch Pad 3Blunt Nosecone Test(S) Achieved Maximum Altitude Of 76 Miles
10/30/56Jupiter ALaunch Pad 6Vehicle Test(T) Guidance Failed; RSO Destruct At L+47 Seconds
10/31/56SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Recovered On Skid Strip
11/05/56X-17Launch Pad 3Blunt Nosecone Test(S) Achieved Maximum Altitude Of 74 Miles
11/06/56Navaho XSM-64Launch Pad 9Vehicle Test(T) Rate Gyroscope Failed; Vehicle Broke Up At L+26 Seconds
11/09/56MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
11/13/56Jupiter ALaunch Pad 6Vehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
11/14/56SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Drag Chute Failed; Vehicle Damaged At Recovery
11/16/56X-17Launch Pad 3Blunt Nosecone Test(S) Achieved Maximum Altitude Of 66 Miles
11/20/56Navaho X-10Skid StripVehicle Test(T) Impacted Ocean Target Area; Vehicle Not Recovered
11/21/56MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
11/23/56X-17Launch Pad 3Blunt Nosecone Test(S) Achieved Maximum Altitude Of 89 Miles
11/29/56Jupiter ALaunch Pad 6Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 160 Miles
11/29/56Bomarc AUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
11/30/56MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
12/03/56X-17Launch Pad 3Blunt Nosecone Test(S) Achieved Maximum Altitude Of 78 Miles
12/05/56SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Guidance Failed; RSO Destruct Failed; Crashed In South America
12/08/56Vanguard (TV-0)Launch Pad 18AVehicle Test(T) Carried Operational First Stage Only
12/11/56X-17Launch Pad 3Blunt Nosecone Test(S) Achieved Maximum Altitude Of 90 Miles
12/18/56Jupiter ALaunch Pad 6Vehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
12/20/56SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Recovered On Skid Strip
01/03/57Bomarc AUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
01/08/57X-17Launch Pad 3Blunt Nosecone Test(S) Achieved Maximum Altitude Of 87 Miles
01/11/57SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Recovered On Skid Strip
01/15/57X-17Launch Pad 3Blunt Nosecone Test(U) Second And Third Stages Failed To Ignite
01/18/57Jupiter ALaunch Pad 6Short-Range Test(T) Achieved Range Of 71 Miles
01/23/57SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Drag Chute Failed; Vehicle Damaged At Recovery
01/25/57ThorLaunch Pad 17BVehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; Vehicle Exploded On Pad
01/29/57X-17Launch Pad 3Blunt Nosecone Test(U) Unspecified Failure; RSO Destruct At L+28 Seconds
02/05/57SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Drag Chute Failed; Vehicle Damaged At Recovery
02/07/57X-17Launch Pad 3Blunt Nosecone Test(S) Achieved Maximum Altitude Of 66 Miles
02/13/57Bomarc AUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
02/14/57X-17Launch Pad 3Hemisphere Nosecone Test(S) Achieved Maximum Altitude Of 88 Miles
02/18/57SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Recovered On Skid Strip
02/28/57Bomarc AUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
03/01/57X-17Launch Pad 3Blunt Nosecone Test(S) Achieved Maximum Altitude Of 94 Miles
03/01/57JupiterLaunch Pad 5Vehicle Test(T) Engine Overheated; Vehicle Crashed At L+74 Seconds
03/11/57X-17Launch Pad 3Blunt Nosecone Test(S) Achieved Maximum Altitude Of 83 Miles
03/12/57SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Recovered On Skid Strip
03/13/57Bull GooseLaunch Pad 22Vehicle Test(T) Unpowered Dummy Test Of Launcher Only
03/13/57SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Recovered On Skid Strip
03/14/57Jupiter ALaunch Pad 6Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 162 Miles
03/21/57X-17Launch Pad 3Blunt Nosecone Test(S) Achieved Maximum Altitude Of 64 Miles
03/22/57Navaho XSM-64Launch Pad 9Vehicle Test(T) Ramjets Failed To Ignite; Vehicle Crashed 25 Miles Downrange
03/27/57Jupiter ALaunch Pad 6Short-Range Test(T) Achieved Range Of 84 Miles
04/10/57MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Tracking Failure; RSO Destruct; Additional Data Is Not Available
04/11/57MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Engine Failed; RSO Destruct At L+27 Seconds
04/13/57Polaris FTVLaunch Pad 3Development Test(T) Unspecified Failure; Additional Data Is Not Available
04/15/57SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Recovered On Skid Strip
04/16/57SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Recovered On Skid Strip
04/17/57Bomarc ALaunch Pad 4Vehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; Vehicle Broke Up At L+36 Seconds
04/19/57ThorLaunch Pad 17BVehicle Test(T) Range Safety Programming Error; RSO Destruct At L+35 Seconds
04/25/57Navaho XSM-64Launch Pad 9Vehicle Test(T) Booster Engine Cutoff Prematurely; Vehicle Exploded On Pad
04/26/57JupiterLaunch Pad 5Vehicle Test(T) Liquid Fuel Sloshed; Vehicle Broke Up At L+93 Seconds
05/01/57VanguardLaunch Pad 18ATV-1 (Vehicle Test)(T) Carried Operational First Stage Only
05/03/57SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Structural Failure; Vehicle Crashed 25 Miles Downrange
05/13/57Bull GooseLaunch Pad 22Vehicle Test(T) Unpowered Dummy Test Of Launcher Only
05/15/57Jupiter CLaunch Pad 6Ablative Nosecone Test(U) Upper Stages Fired In Wrong Direction; Nosecone Not Recovered
05/16/57MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Guidance Failed; RSO Destruct; Additional Data Is Not Available
05/17/57MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
05/21/57ThorLaunch Pad 17BVehicle Test(T) Liquid Oxygen Tank Overpressurized; Vehicle Exploded On Pad
05/28/57SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Drag Chute Failed; Vehicle Exploded On Skid Strip
05/31/57JupiterLaunch Pad 5Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 1,600 Miles
06/11/57Atlas ALaunch Pad 14Vehicle Test(T) Airframe Failed; RSO Destruct At L+60 Seconds
06/20/57SnarkLaunch Pad 1Vehicle Test(T) Guidance Failed; Vehicle Crashed Near Pad
06/26/57Jupiter ALaunch Pad 6Vehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
06/26/57Navaho XSM-64Launch Pad 9Vehicle Test(T) Ramjets Failed To Ignite; Vehicle Crashed 42 Miles Downrange
06/27/57Polaris FTVLaunch Pad 3Development Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
06/27/57Bull GooseLaunch Pad 22Vehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
07/12/57Jupiter ALaunch Pad 6Vehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
07/16/57Polaris FTVLaunch Pad 3Development Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
07/17/57SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Hydraulics Failed; Additional Data Is Not Available
07/19/57Polaris FTVLaunch Pad 3Development Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
07/22/57Bomarc ALaunch Pad 4Vehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; Vehicle Exploded At L+64 Seconds
07/25/57Jupiter ALaunch Pad 6Vehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
08/08/57Jupiter CLaunch Pad 5Ablative Nosecone Test(S) Nosecone Recovered; First Object Recovered After Flight In Space
08/09/57Polaris FTVLaunch Pad 3Development Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
08/12/57Navaho XSM-64Launch Pad 9Vehicle Test(T) Ramjets Failed; Vehicle Crashed 300 Miles Downrange
08/15/57Bomarc AUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
08/16/57Polaris FTVLaunch Pad 3Development Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
08/16/57SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Rudder Failed; Additional Information Is Not Available
08/20/57Bull GooseLaunch Pad 22Vehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
08/22/57Polaris FTVLaunch Pad 3Development Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
08/27/57SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Recovered On Skid Strip
08/28/57JupiterLaunch Pad 26AVehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 1,686 Miles
08/29/57MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
08/30/57ThorLaunch Pad 17AVehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; Vehicle Exploded At L+93 Seconds
09/03/57MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; Vehicle Crashed 5 Miles Off Cape Canaveral
09/05/57MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
09/05/57MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
09/09/57Polaris FTVLaunch Pad 3Development Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
09/10/57Jupiter ALaunch Pad 6Vehicle Test(T) Guidance Failed; RSO Destruct; Additional Data Is Not Available
09/16/57Bomarc AUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Failed To Intercept Target
09/18/57Navaho XSM-64Launch Pad 9Vehicle Test(T) Guidance Failed; RSO Destruct At L+17 Minutes, 55 Seconds
09/19/57SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Recovered On Skid Strip
09/20/57ThorLaunch Pad 17BVehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 1,100 Miles
09/25/57Atlas ALaunch Pad 14Vehicle Test(T) Airframe And Propulsion Failed; RSO Destruct At L+36 Seconds
09/25/57MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
09/26/57Bull GooseLaunch Pad 22Vehicle Test(T) Fuel Leaked; Vehicle Crashed At L+1 Hour
09/26/57MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
09/27/57Bomarc AUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
10/01/57SnarkLaunch Pad 2Vehicle Test(T) Vehicle Recovered On Skid Strip
10/01/57MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Guidance Failed; Additional Data Is Not Available
10/01/57MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Guidance Failed; Additional Data Is Not Available
10/02/57Jupiter ALaunch Pad 6Vehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
10/03/57ThorLaunch Pad 17AVehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; Vehicle Exploded On Pad
10/11/57ThorLaunch Pad 17BVehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 1,500 Miles
10/11/57Bomarc AUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Destroyed Target
10/22/57Polaris FTVLaunch Pad 3Development Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
10/22/57JupiterLaunch Pad 26BVehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 1,266 Miles
10/23/57VanguardLaunch Pad 18ATV-2 (Vehicle Test)(T) Carried Operational First Stage Only
10/23/57Bomarc AUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Destroyed Target
10/24/57Polaris FTVLaunch Pad 3Development Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
10/24/57ThorLaunch Pad 17AVehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 1,645 Miles
10/27/57Bull GooseLaunch Pad 22Vehicle Test(T) Throttle Failed; Vehicle Crashed At L+2 Hours
10/30/57Jupiter ALaunch Pad 6Vehicle Test(T) Engine Failed; RSO Destruct At L+72 Seconds
10/31/57SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Not Recovered After Completing 5,000 Mile Flight
11/08/57Polaris FTVLaunch Pad 3Development Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
11/13/57Navaho XSM-64Launch Pad 9Vehicle Test(T) Electrical Failure; RSO Destruct At L+73 Seconds
11/14/57Bomarc AUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
11/14/57MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
11/15/57Polaris FTVLaunch Pad 3Development Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
11/20/57SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Drag Chute Failed; Vehicle Exploded On Skid Strip
11/26/57Bull GooseLaunch Pad 22Vehicle Test(T) Completed 4-Hour Flight As Planned
11/26/57JupiterLaunch Pad 26BVehicle Test(T) Engine Failed; RSO Destruct At L+101 Seconds
12/05/57SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Not Recovered After Completing 5,000 Mile Flight
12/06/57VanguardLaunch Pad 18AVANGUARD TV-3(U) First U.S. Satellite Attempt; Vehicle Exploded On Pad
12/07/57ThorLaunch Pad 17BVehicle Test(T) Guidance Failed; RSO Destruct At L+107 Seconds
12/09/57Bomarc AUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
12/10/57Polaris FTVLaunch Pad 3Development Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
12/10/57Jupiter ALaunch Pad 6Vehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
12/17/57Atlas ALaunch Pad 14Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 575 Miles
12/18/57JupiterLaunch Pad 26BVehicle Test(T) Engine Failed; Additional Data Is Not Available
12/19/57ThorLaunch Pad 17AVehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 1,000 Miles
01/10/58Navaho XSM-64Launch Pad 9Vehicle Test(T) Left Ramjet Flamed Out; Vehicle Crashed 1,200 Miles Downrange
01/10/58Atlas ALaunch Pad 12Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 600 Miles
01/14/58Jupiter ALaunch Pad 6Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 164 Miles
01/14/58Bomarc AUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Failed To Intercept Target
01/17/58Polaris FTVLaunch Pad 3Development Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
01/25/58SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Not Recovered After Completing 5,000 Mile Flight
01/28/58ThorLaunch Pad 17AVehicle Test(T) Guidance Failed; RSO Destruct At L+152 Seconds
01/31/58Bull GooseLaunch Pad 22Vehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; Vehicle Crashed At L+2 Hours
01/31/58Juno ILaunch Pad 26AEXPLORER-1(S) First U.S. Satellite; Discovered Van Allen Radiation Belt
02/05/58VanguardLaunch Pad 18AVANGUARD TV-3-BU(U) Guidance Failed; RSO Destruct At L+57 Seconds
02/07/58Atlas ALaunch Pad 14Vehicle Test(T) Vernier Engines Failed; Vehicle Crashed At L+167 Seconds
02/11/58RedstoneLaunch Pad 6Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 163 Miles
02/14/58SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Not Recovered After Completing 5,000 Mile Flight
02/20/58Atlas ALaunch Pad 12Vehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; Vehicle Exploded At L+125 Seconds
02/25/58Navaho XSM-64Launch Pad 9Vehicle Test(T) Booster Engine Cutoff Early; RSO Destruct At L+20 Seconds
02/27/58RedstoneLaunch Pad 6Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 164 Miles
02/28/58ThorLaunch Pad 17BVehicle Test(T) Liquid Oxygen Pump Failed; Engine Cutoff At L+109 Seconds
03/05/58Juno ILaunch Pad 26AEXPLORER-2(U) Fourth Stage Failed To Ignite; Payload Was Not Deployed
03/08/58SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Not Recovered After Completing 5,000 Mile Flight
03/13/58MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) RSO Failure; RSO Destruct At L+4 Minutes
03/13/58MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
03/13/58MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
03/13/58MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
03/17/58VanguardLaunch Pad 18AVANGUARD-1 (TV-4)(S) Geodetic Observation Satellite; Discovered Earth Is Pear-Shaped
03/18/58Bull GooseLaunch Pad 22Vehicle Test(T) Completed 5-Hour Flight As Planned
03/20/58Bomarc AUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Ramjet Failed; Vehicle Crashed 100 Miles Downrange
03/26/58Juno ILaunch Pad 5EXPLORER-3(S) Radiation Detection Satellite; Employed Data Tape Recorder
04/02/58Bomarc AUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
04/03/58SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Hydraulics Failed; Additional Data Is Not Available
04/05/58Atlas ALaunch Pad 14Vehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; Additional Data Is Not Available
04/18/58Bull GooseLaunch Pad 22Vehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; Vehicle Exploded At L+5 Seconds
04/18/58Polaris FTVLaunch Pad 25ADevelopment Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
04/19/58ThorLaunch Pad 17BVehicle Test(T) Fuel Feed System Failed; Vehicle Exploded On Pad
04/23/58Thor-Able 0Launch Pad 17AAblative Nosecone Test(U) Carried "Minnie Mouse"; Vehicle Exploded At L+146 Seconds
04/28/58VanguardLaunch Pad 18AVANGUARD TV-5(U) Third Stage Failed; Payload Was Not Deployed
05/01/58Bomarc ALaunch Pad 4Vehicle Test(T) Command System Failed; Did Not Intercept Target Vehicle
05/07/58SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Not Recovered After Completing 5,000 Mile Flight
05/08/58Polaris FTVLaunch Pad 25ADevelopment Test(T) Unspecified Failure; Vehicle Exploded On Pad
05/15/58Bull GooseLaunch Pad 22Vehicle Test(T) Guidance Failed; Vehicle Crashed At L+2.5 Hours
05/16/58RedstoneLaunch Pad 5Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 196 Miles
05/18/58JupiterLaunch Pad 26BVehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 1,600 Miles
05/20/58Bomarc AUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Telemetry Failed; Additional Data Is Not Available
05/26/58Bold OrionB-47 AircraftVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
05/27/58VanguardLaunch Pad 18AVANGUARD SLV-1(U) Upper Stages Failed; Payload Was Not Deployed
05/28/58SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Guidance Failed; Vehicle Crashed 615 Miles Downrange
06/03/58Atlas ALaunch Pad 12Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 450 Miles
06/04/58ThorLaunch Pad 18BTactical Launcher Test(T) Achieved Range Of 1,350 Miles
06/06/58Polaris FTVLaunch Pad 25ADevelopment Test(T) Unspecified Failure; Vehicle Broke Up Shortly After Launch
06/09/58Bomarc AUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Intercepted Target
06/11/58RedstoneLaunch Pad 6Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 158 Miles
06/13/58ThorLaunch Pad 17BVehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 1,200 Miles
06/20/58Bomarc AUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Intercepted Target
06/24/58RedstoneLaunch Pad 6Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 158 Miles
06/24/58Polaris FTVLaunch Pad 25ADevelopment Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
06/26/58VanguardLaunch Pad 18AVANGUARD SLV-2(U) Second Stage Failed; Payload Was Not Deployed
06/26/58Bomarc AUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Intercepted Target
06/27/58SnarkLaunch Pad 2Vehicle Test(T) Electrical Failure; Vehicle Crashed 635 Miles Downrange
06/27/58Bold OrionB-47 AircraftVehicle Test(T) Guidance Failed; Additional Data Is Not Available
07/09/58Thor-Able 0Launch Pad 17AAblative Nosecone Test(U) Carried "Mouse-In-Able-2"; Nosecone Not Located
07/11/58Bomarc AUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Guidance Failed; RSO Destruct At L+129 Seconds
07/12/58ThorLaunch Pad 17BVehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 1,300 Miles
07/17/58JupiterLaunch Pad 26BVehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 1,429 Miles
07/18/58Bold OrionB-47 AircraftVehicle Test(T) Guidance Failed; Additional Data Is Not Available
07/19/58Atlas BLaunch Pad 11Vehicle Test(T) Guidance Failed; RSO Destruct At L+43 Seconds
07/23/58Thor-Able 0Launch Pad 17AAblative Nosecone Test(U) Carried "Wickie Mouse"; Nosecone Not Located
07/24/58Bull GooseLaunch Pad 21Vehicle Test(T) Fuel Feed Failed; Vehicle Crashed At L+50 Minutes
07/26/58Juno ILaunch Pad 5EXPLORER-4(S) Radiation Detection Satellite
07/26/58ThorLaunch Pad 17BVehicle Test(T) Liquid Oxygen Valve Failed; Vehicle Exploded At L+93 Seconds
08/02/58Atlas BLaunch Pad 13Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 2,500 Miles
08/06/58ThorLaunch Pad 18BTactical Launcher Test(T) Achieved Range Of 1,500 Miles
08/07/58Bomarc ALaunch Pad 4Vehicle Test(T) Did Not Intercept Target Vehicle
08/14/58JasonLaunch Pad 10PROJECT ARGUS(S) Measured Radiation Resulting From Atmospheric Nuclear Tests
08/15/58Bomarc AUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Destroyed Target
08/17/58Thor-Able ILaunch Pad 17APIONEER(U) Unspecified Failure; Vehicle Exploded At L+77 Seconds
08/21/58Bomarc AUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Intercepted Target
08/24/58Juno ILaunch Pad 5EXPLORER-5(U) First Stage Collided With Upper Stages
08/25/58SnarkLaunch Pad 2Vehicle Test(T) Flew Into Bad Weather; Vehicle Crashed At L+33 Minutes
08/27/58JasonLaunch Pad 10PROJECT ARGUS(S) Measured Radiation Resulting From Atmospheric Nuclear Tests
08/27/58JupiterLaunch Pad 26AVehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 1,434 Miles
08/28/58Atlas BLaunch Pad 11Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 3,000 Miles
08/28/58Bull GooseLaunch Pad 22Vehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; Vehicle Crashed At L+172 Minutes
08/29/58JasonLaunch Pad 10PROJECT ARGUS(S) Measured Radiation Resulting From Atmospheric Nuclear Tests
08/30/58JasonLaunch Pad 10PROJECT ARGUS(S) Measured Radiation Resulting From Atmospheric Nuclear Tests
08/30/58JasonLaunch Pad 10PROJECT ARGUS(S) Measured Radiation Resulting From Atmospheric Nuclear Tests
08/30/58SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Not Recovered After Completing 5,000 Mile Flight
09/02/58JasonLaunch Pad 10PROJECT ARGUS(S) Measured Radiation Resulting From Atmospheric Nuclear Tests
09/03/58Bomarc ALaunch Pad 4AVehicle Test(T) Developed Erratic Flight; RSO Destruct At L+101 Seconds
09/05/58ALBM 199-CB-58 AircraftVehicle Test(T) Guidance Failed; Additional Data Is Not Available
09/11/58Navaho XSM-64Launch Pad 9RISE-1(U) Ramjets Failed To Ignite; Vehicle Crashed 82 Miles Downrange
09/12/58Bull GooseLaunch Pad 21Vehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; Vehicle Broke Up At L+138 Minutes
09/14/58Atlas BLaunch Pad 14Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 3,500 Miles
09/17/58RedstoneLaunch Pad 6Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 211 Miles
09/18/58Atlas BLaunch Pad 13Vehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; Vehicle Exploded At L+84 Seconds
09/18/58Bull GooseLaunch Pad 22Vehicle Test(T) Completed Planned Flight; Additional Data Is Not Available
09/19/58SnarkLaunch Pad 2Vehicle Test(T) Vehicle Recovered On Skid Strip
09/24/58Navaho X-10Skid StripTarget Drone For Bomarc A(T) Recovery Barrier Failed; Vehicle Ran Off Skid Strip And Burned
09/24/58Bomarc ALaunch Pad 4Vehicle Test(T) Flew Within Lethal Distance Of Navaho X-10 Target
09/24/58Polaris A1Launch Pad 25AVehicle Test(T) Guidance Failed; RSO Destruct At L+25 Seconds
09/25/58Bull GooseLaunch Pad 21Vehicle Test(T) Unpowered Dummy Test Of Shelter Only
09/25/58Bold OrionB-47 AircraftVehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; RSO Destruct At L+19 Seconds
09/26/58VanguardLaunch Pad 18AVANGUARD SLV-3(U) Second Stage Failed; Payload Was Not Deployed
09/30/58Bull GooseLaunch Pad 22Vehicle Test(T) Guidance Failed; Vehicle Crashed At L+56 Minutes
10/09/58JupiterLaunch Pad 26BVehicle Test(T) Guidance Failed; RSO Destruct At L+62 Seconds
10/10/58Bold OrionB-47 AircraftVehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; RSO Destruct At L+26 Seconds
10/11/58Thor-Able ILaunch Pad 17APIONEER-1(U) Third Stage Failed; Achieved Maximum Altitude Of 70,717 Miles
10/15/58Polaris A1Launch Pad 25AVehicle Test(T) Second Stage Fired On Pad; RSO Destruct At L+6.5 Seconds
10/21/58Bomarc ALaunch Pad 4Dual Launch Test(T) Flew Within Lethal Distance Of Target Vehicle
10/21/58Bomarc ALaunch Pad 4ADual Launch Test(T) Flew Within Lethal Distance Of Target Vehicle
10/22/58Juno ILaunch Pad 5BEACON-1(U) Premature Staging; Vehicle Broke Up At L+149 Seconds
10/23/58SnarkLaunch Pad 1Vehicle Test(T) Vehicle Recovered On Skid Strip
11/05/58ThorLaunch Pad 17BVehicle Test(T) Guidance Failed; RSO Destruct At L+35 Seconds
11/06/58RedstoneLaunch Pad 6Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 157 Miles
11/08/58Thor-Able ILaunch Pad 17APIONEER-2(U) Third Stage Failed; Spacecraft Was Not Deployed
11/08/58SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Recovered On Skid Strip
11/12/58MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
11/13/58Navaho X-10Skid StripTarget Drone For Bomarc A(T) Recovery Barrier Failed; Vehicle Ran Off Skid Strip And Burned
11/13/58MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
11/14/58Bull GooseLaunch Pad 22Vehicle Test(T) Fuel Feed Failed; Vehicle Crashed At L+29 Minutes
11/17/58Atlas BLaunch Pad 11Vehicle Test(T) Sustainer Engine Cutoff Prematurely; Additional Data Is Not Available
11/17/58Bold OrionB-47 AircraftVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
11/18/58Navaho XSM-64Launch Pad 9RISE-2(U) Unspecified Failure; Vehicle Broke Up At An Altitude Of 77,000 Feet
11/21/58Bomarc ALaunch Pad 4Vehicle Test(T) Flew Within Lethal Distance Of Target Vehicle
11/26/58ThorLaunch Pad 17BVehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 1,500 Miles
11/28/58Atlas BLaunch Pad 14Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 6,325 Miles
11/28/58Bull GooseLaunch Pad 22Vehicle Test(T) Engine Flamed Out; Vehicle Crashed At L+180 Minutes
12/02/58MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
12/03/58MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
12/04/58MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
12/04/58MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
12/05/58ThorLaunch Pad 18BTactical Launcher Test(T) Achieved Range Of 1,500 Miles
12/05/58Bull GooseLaunch Pad 21Vehicle Test(T) Completed Planned Flight; Additional Data Is Not Available
12/06/58Juno IILaunch Pad 5PIONEER-3(U) First Stage Cutoff Early; Maximum Altitude 63,580 Miles
12/08/58Bold OrionB-47 AircraftVehicle Test(T) Engine Did Not Fire; Vehicle Dropped Into Ocean
12/11/58SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; Vehicle Crashed Approaching Skid Strip
12/13/58Bomarc ALaunch Pad 4Vehicle Test(T) Destroyed Target Vehicle
12/13/58JupiterLaunch Pad 26BBIOFLIGHT-1(U) Carried Monkey "Gordo"; Nosecone Sank And Was Not Recovered
12/16/58ThorLaunch Pad 17BVehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 1,500 Miles
12/16/58Bold OrionB-47 AircraftVehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 1,100 Miles
12/16/58SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Engine Failed; Vehicle Crashed Just Offshore Cape Canaveral
12/18/58Atlas-ScoreLaunch Pad 11SCORE(S) Carried Taped Christmas Message From President Eisenhower
12/19/58ALBM 199-CB-58 AircraftVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
12/19/58Bomarc AUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Destroyed Target
12/23/58Atlas CLaunch Pad 12Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 4,300 Miles
12/24/58Bomarc AUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
12/30/58ThorLaunch Pad 18BTactical Launcher Test(T) Guidance Failed; RSO Destruct At L+52 Seconds
12/30/58Polaris A1Launch Pad 25AVehicle Test(T) Second Stage Failed; RSO Destruct At L+82 Seconds
01/07/59MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; RSO Destruct At L+26 Minutes
01/08/59MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
01/15/59Atlas BLaunch Pad 14Vehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; Vehicle Broke Up At L+109 Seconds
01/19/59Polaris A1Launch Pad 25AVehicle Test(T) First Stage Failed; RSO Destruct At L+30 Seconds
01/21/59JupiterLaunch Pad 5Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 1,498 Miles
01/23/59Thor-Able IILaunch Pad 17APGRTV Test(T) Second Stage Failed; Precisely Guided Re-entry Test Vehicle
01/26/59Navaho X-10Skid StripTarget Drone For Bomarc A(T) Electrical System Failed; Vehicle Self-Destructed 57 Miles Off Cape
01/27/59Bomarc ALaunch Pad 4Dual Launch Test(T) Did Not Intercept Target Vehicle
01/27/59Bomarc ALaunch Pad 4ADual Launch Test(T) Destroyed Target Vehicle
01/27/59Atlas CLaunch Pad 12Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 4,500 Miles
01/30/59ThorLaunch Pad 17BVehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 1,500 Miles
02/04/59Atlas BLaunch Pad 11Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 3,400 Miles
02/06/59Titan ILaunch Pad 15Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 200 Miles; Live First Stage Only
02/12/59SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Radar Failed; RSO Destruct; Additional Data Is Not Available
02/13/59Bomarc AUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Guidance Failed; RSO Destruct; Additional Data Is Not Available
02/16/59Alpha DracoLaunch Pad 10Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Maximum Altitude Of 19 Miles; Range Of 258 Miles
02/17/59VanguardLaunch Pad 18AVANGUARD-2 (SLV-4)(S) Meteorological Satellite; Wobbled Due To Impact With Third Stage
02/20/59Atlas CLaunch Pad 12Vehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; Vehicle Exploded At L+173 Seconds
02/25/59Titan ILaunch Pad 15Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 300 Miles; Live First Stage Only
02/25/59MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
02/25/59MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
02/25/59MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
02/26/59MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
02/27/59Polaris A1Launch Pad 25AVehicle Test(T) First Stage Failed; Vehicle Exploded At L+38 Seconds
02/27/59JupiterLaunch Pad 26BVehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 1,498 Miles
02/28/59Thor-Able IILaunch Pad 17APGRTV Test(T) Second Stage Failed; Precisely Guided Re-entry Test Vehicle
03/03/59Juno IILaunch Pad 5PIONEER-4(S) Passed Within 37,300 Miles Of Moon
03/04/59Bomarc AUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Intercepted Target
03/10/59SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Recovered On Skid Strip
03/16/59Alpha DracoLaunch Pad 10Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Maximum Altitude Of 19 Miles; Range Of 244 Miles
03/18/59Atlas CLaunch Pad 12Vehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; Additional Data Is Not Available
03/21/59Thor-Able IILaunch Pad 17APGRTV Test(T) Carried Titan Guidance Test Package; Achieved Range Of 5,000 Miles
03/21/59ThorLaunch Pad 18BTactical Launcher Test(T) Achieved Range Of 1,600 Miles
03/26/59ThorLaunch Pad 17BVehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 1,600 Miles
03/31/59Bomarc AUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Intercepted Target
04/03/59Titan ILaunch Pad 15Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 300 Miles; Live First Stage Only
04/03/59JupiterLaunch Pad 26BVehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 1,400 Miles
04/03/59Bold OrionB-47 AircraftVehicle Test(T) Second Stage Failed; Additional Data Is Not Available
04/06/59SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 5,000 Miles; Vehicle Not Recovered
04/08/59Thor-Able IILaunch Pad 17APGRTV Test(T) Carried Titan Guidance Test Package; Achieved Range Of 5,000 Miles
04/13/59VanguardLaunch Pad 18AVANGUARD SLV-5(U) Second Stage Failed; Payload Was Not Deployed
04/14/59Atlas DLaunch Pad 13Vehicle Test(T) Fuel Feed System Failed; Vehicle Exploded At L+36 Seconds
04/20/59Polaris A1Launch Pad 25AVehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 300 Miles
04/21/59Bomarc ALaunch Pad 4Vehicle Test(T) Flew Within Lethal Distance Of Target Vehicle
04/21/59SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Recovered On Skid Strip
04/22/59MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Tracking Failure; RSO Destruct; Additional Data Is Not Available
04/22/59MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
04/23/59ThorLaunch Pad 17BVehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 1,500 Miles
04/23/59Hound DogB-52 AircraftVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
04/23/59MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
04/23/59MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
04/25/59ThorLaunch Pad 18BTactical Launcher Test(T) Achieved Range Of 1,500 Miles
04/27/59Alpha DracoLaunch Pad 10Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Maximum Altitude Of 23 Miles Before RSO Destruct
05/04/59Titan ILaunch Pad 15Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 300 Miles; Live First Stage Only
05/05/59SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Recovered On Skid Strip
05/06/59JupiterLaunch Pad 26BVehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 1,600 Miles
05/08/59Polaris A1Launch Pad 25AVehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 700 Miles
05/12/59ThorLaunch Pad 17BVehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 1,400 Miles
05/14/59JupiterLaunch Pad 5Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 1,600 Miles
05/18/59Atlas DLaunch Pad 14Vehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; Vehicle Exploded At L+65 Seconds
05/18/59Polaris A1Launch Pad 25AVehicle Test(T) Guidance Failed; Additional Data Is Not Available
05/21/59Thor-Able IILaunch Pad 17APGRTV Test(T) Achieved Range Of 5,000 Miles; Carried Titan II Guidance Package
05/22/59ThorLaunch Pad 18BTactical Launcher Test(T) Achieved Range Of 1,500 Miles
05/26/59SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Vehicle Recovered On Skid Strip
05/27/59Bomarc BLaunch Pad 4Vehicle Test(T) Ramjets Failed To Ignite; Vehicle Crashed Just Offshore Cape
05/28/59JupiterLaunch Pad 26BBIOFLIGHT-2(S) Carried Monkeys "Able" And "Baker"; Nosecone Recovered
06/04/59ALBM 199-CB-58 AircraftVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
06/06/59Atlas DLaunch Pad 13Vehicle Test(T) Fuel Feed System Failed; Vehicle Exploded At L+160 Seconds
06/08/59Bold OrionB-47 AircraftVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
06/09/59Hound DogB-52 AircraftVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
06/10/59MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; Vehicle Crashed At L+22 Minutes
06/10/59MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
06/11/59Thor-Able IILaunch Pad 17APGRTV Test(T) Achieved Range Of 5,500 Miles
06/11/59MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
06/11/59MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
06/12/59Polaris A1Launch Pad 25AVehicle Test(T) Second Stage Failed; Additional Data Is Not Available
06/19/59Bold OrionB-47 AircraftVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
06/22/59VanguardLaunch Pad 18AVANGUARD SLV-6(U) Second Stage Failed; Payload Was Not Deployed
06/25/59ThorLaunch Pad 18BTactical Launcher Test(T) Achieved Range Of 1,500 Miles
06/29/59ThorLaunch Pad 17BShort-Range Test(T) Achieved Range Of 300 Miles
06/29/59Polaris A1Launch Pad 25AVehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 730 Miles
07/02/59SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Rear Skid Did Not Lock; Vehicle Exploded On Skid Strip
07/09/59JupiterLaunch Pad 26BVehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 1,500 Miles
07/14/59Bomarc BUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Left Ramjet Flamed Out At L+45 Seconds
07/15/59Polaris A1Launch Pad 25AVehicle Test(T) Guidance Failed; RSO Destruct At L+73 Seconds
07/16/59Juno IILaunch Pad 5EXPLORER-S1(U) Guidance Failed; RSO Destruct At L+5.5 Seconds
07/21/59Atlas CLaunch Pad 12Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 6,330 Miles
07/21/59ThorLaunch Pad 17BVehicle Test(T) Guidance Failed; RSO Destruct At L+46 Seconds
07/21/59RedstoneLaunch Pad 26AVehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 200 Miles
07/24/59ThorLaunch Pad 18BTactical Launcher Test(T) Achieved Range Of 1,500 Miles; Carried Discoverer Nosecone Test
07/28/59Atlas DLaunch Pad 11Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 5,000 Miles
08/04/59RedstoneLaunch Pad 26AVehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 200 Miles
08/05/59ThorLaunch Pad 17BMid-Range Test(T) Achieved Range Of 895 Miles
08/06/59Polaris A1Launch Pad 25AVehicle Test(T) Second Stage Failed; Additional Data Is Not Available
08/07/59Thor-Able IIILaunch Pad 17AEXPLORER-6(S) Transmitted First Photos Of Earth From Space
08/11/59Atlas DLaunch Pad 13Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 5,000 Miles
08/12/59Bomarc BUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Both Ramjets Flamed Out; Additional Data Is Not Available
08/14/59ThorLaunch Pad 18BTactical Launcher Test(T) Achieved Range Of 1,700 Miles
08/14/59Titan ILaunch Pad 19Vehicle Test(T) First Stage Failed; Vehicle Exploded On Pad
08/14/59Polaris A1Launch Pad 25BVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
08/14/59Juno IILaunch Pad 26BBEACON-2(U) Upper Stage Guidance Failed; Payload Was Not Deployed
08/21/59Hound DogB-52 AircraftVehicle Test(T) Guidance Failed; Additional Data Is Not Available
08/24/59Atlas CLaunch Pad 12Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 5,000 Miles
08/25/59Polaris A1Launch Pad 25AVehicle Test(T) Second Stage Failed; Additional Data Is Not Available
08/25/59MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
08/25/59MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
08/26/59JupiterLaunch Pad 5Short-Range Test(T) Achieved Range Of 345 Miles
08/27/59ThorLaunch Pad 17BVehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 1,500 Miles
08/27/59Polaris A1Observation IslandVehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 700 Miles
09/02/59Bomarc BLaunch Pad 4Vehicle Test(T) Guidance Failed; Vehicle Crashed At L+150 Seconds
09/09/59Atlas DLaunch Pad 14MERCURY BIG JOE(S) Suborbital; Boilerplate Capsule Separated Late But Was Recovered
09/12/59ThorLaunch Pad 18BTactical Launcher Test(T) Achieved Range Of 1,500 Miles
09/16/59Atlas DLaunch Pad 13Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 6,400 Miles
09/16/59JupiterLaunch Pad 26BBIOFLIGHT-3(T) RSO Destruct At L+13 Seconds; Nosecone Carried 14 Mice
09/17/59Thor-Able IILaunch Pad 17ATRANSIT-1A(U) Third Stage Failed; Payload Was Not Deployed
09/18/59VanguardLaunch Pad 18AVANGUARD-3 (SLV-7)(S) Magnetic Fields; Micrometeorite; Radiation Research Satellite
09/21/59Polaris A1Launch Pad 29Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 900 Miles
09/22/59ThorLaunch Pad 17BVehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 1,500 Miles
09/22/59MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
09/22/59MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
09/25/59SnarkUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Left Booster Failed; Vehicle Crashed 200 Yards From Pad
09/28/59Polaris A1Launch Pad 25AVehicle Test(T) Guidance Failed; RSO Destruct; Additional Data Is Not Available
09/30/59JupiterLaunch Pad 6Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 1,495 Miles
10/02/59Polaris A1Launch Pad 25AVehicle Test(T) First Stage Failed; RSO Destruct At L+80 Seconds
10/06/59Atlas DLaunch Pad 11Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 5,500 Miles
10/06/59ThorLaunch Pad 18BTactical Launcher Test(T) Achieved Range Of 1,700 Miles
10/09/59Atlas DLaunch Pad 13Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 5,000 Miles
10/12/59Polaris A1Launch Pad 29Vehicle Test(T) Second Stage Failed; Additional Data Is Not Available
10/13/59Juno IILaunch Pad 5EXPLORER-7(S) Radiation Detection Satellite
10/13/59ThorLaunch Pad 17BVehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 1,575 Miles
10/13/59Bold OrionB-47 AircraftSatellite Intercept Test(T) Vehicle Passed Within 4 Miles Of Explorer-6 Satellite
10/21/59JupiterLaunch Pad 26AVehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 1,842 Miles
10/27/59MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
10/27/59MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
10/28/59Bomarc BLaunch Pad 4Vehicle Test(T) Both Ramjets Flamed Out; Vehicle Crashed Just Offshore Cape
10/28/59ThorLaunch Pad 18BTactical Launcher Test(T) Achieved Range Of 1,500 Miles
10/29/59Atlas DLaunch Pad 11Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 5,000 Miles
10/29/59MaceLaunch Pad 22Vehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
10/30/59Hound DogB-52 AircraftVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
11/03/59ThorLaunch Pad 17BVehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 1,700 Miles
11/04/59JupiterLaunch Pad 6Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 1,495 Miles
11/04/59Atlas DLaunch Pad 13Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 5,000 Miles
11/06/59SnarkLaunch Pad 2Vehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; Vehicle Crashed 2,200 Miles Downrange
11/10/59MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; RSO Destruct At L+28 Minutes
11/18/59JupiterLaunch Pad 26BShort-Range Test(T) Achieved Range Of 765 Miles
11/19/59ThorLaunch Pad 17BVehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 1,500 Miles
11/20/59Polaris A1Launch Pad 29Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 900 Miles
11/24/59Atlas DLaunch Pad 13Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 5,000 Miles
11/24/59MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
11/24/59MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
11/24/59MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
11/26/59Atlas-AbleLaunch Pad 14PIONEER(U) Payload Shroud Failed; Payload Was Not Deployed
12/01/59ThorLaunch Pad 18BTactical Launcher Test(T) Engine Failed; Additional Data Is Not Available
12/04/59MaceLaunch Pad 22Vehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
12/07/59Polaris A1Launch Pad 29Vehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
12/08/59Atlas DLaunch Pad 13Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 5,045 Miles
12/09/59JupiterLaunch Pad 6Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 1,495 Miles
12/09/59MatadorUnconfirmedVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
12/11/59SnarkLaunch Pad 2Vehicle Test(T) Unspecified Failure; Vehicle Crashed 3,000 Miles Downrange
12/12/59Titan ILaunch Pad 16Vehicle Test(T) RSO Destruct System Failed; Vehicle Exploded On Pad
12/15/59Polaris A1Launch Pad 29Vehicle Test(T) Second Stage Failed; Additional Data Is Not Available
12/16/59SnarkLaunch Pad 1Vehicle Test(T) Vehicle Recovered On Skid Strip
12/16/59JupiterLaunch Pad 26BShort-Range Test(T) Achieved Range Of 345 Miles
12/17/59ThorLaunch Pad 17BVehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 1,500 Miles
12/18/59Atlas DLaunch Pad 13Vehicle Test(T) Achieved Range Of 6,330 Miles
12/18/59Hound DogB-52 AircraftVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available
12/23/59Polaris A1Launch Pad 25BVehicle Test(T) First Stage Failed; RSO Destruct; Additional Data Is Not Available
12/23/59Hound DogB-52 AircraftVehicle Test(T) Performance Data Is Not Available

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