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Vanguard TV3 Failed Rocket Launch

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Published on Aug 11, 2009

The Vanguard TV3 was launched on December 6, 1957 at Cape Canaveral Kennedy Space Center. It was the first attempt by the United States to put a satellite into orbit around Earth. However, the rocket only rose a few feet before crashing violently back onto the launchpad.

For a complete summary of 1957-1958 space activities, see this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzlLMg...

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