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File:Vanguard rocket exlodes.jpg

English: Test of Vanguard launch vehicle for U.S. International Geophysical Year (IGY) program to place satellite in Earth orbit to determine atmospheric density and conduct geodetic measurements. Malfunction in first stage caused vehicle to lose thrust after two seconds and vehicle was destroyed. Photo released by U.S. Navy.
Deutsch: Vanguard Rakete explodiert kurz nach dem Abheben beim ersten Start am 6. Dezember 1957 in Cape Canaveral
Date 6 December 1957
Source NIX VAN-9, GPN-2001-000008 NASA Headquarters - GReatest Images of NASA (NASA-HQ-GRIN)
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