Tags: Space & The Universe, Science & Technology, Deadliest
Sources: Top 5 of Anything research 2014.
List Notes: This list includes rocket launches, missile test launches and space shuttle missions. List last updated March 2014.
|1||Tyuratam rocket: USSR.
(The Nedelin disaster)
|24 Oct 1960||92||First stage upper tank explosion.|
|2||Plesetsk Space Center rocket: USSR.||18 Mar 1980||50||Rocket exploded on launch pad.|
|3||VLS-3 rocket: Alcantara base, Brazil.||22 Aug 2003||21||Fire triggers massive explosion.|
|4||Challenger/Columbia Space Shuttles:USA.||1 Feb 2003
28 Jan 1986
|7 (each)||Exploded/ broke up on re-entry.|
|5||Long March Rocket:
Xichang launch centre, China.
|14 Feb 1996||6||Malfunction of the vehicle's inertial guidance system.|