This image shows the launch of the LJ-1A rocket fondly named "Little Joe". It was launched in 1959 as part of the rocket testing for the Mercury flight. Even with as large of set-backs as the explosion of the Delta 3 and Titan 4 rockets, it is not too hard to see that we have come a long way from the early days of space exploration...
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Courtesy of NASA
'We have experienced an explosion'
News story originally written on August 27, 1998
A brand-new Delta 3 rocket
exploded last night. It was carrying a satellite
into orbit. The rocket and the satellite burst into flames. No one was hurt by the falling pieces.
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