Launch of Titan IV-B rocket.
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Courtesy of the United States Air Force and Lockheed Martin
Titan Rocket Finally Completes First Mission
News story originally written on May 24, 1999
The Titan IV-B rocket had its first good launch after months of failure. The rocket carried a spy satellite up into orbit for the United States Air Force.
The Titan rocket is the largest unmanned rocket in the U.S., but it had a lot of problems. The rocket failed to launch twice, and one time it actually blew up! A really expensive satellite was destroyed with it.
Do you know any other unmanned rockets? How about satellites? Use the link below to learn about more of these!
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