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Nederlin Catastrophe. A secret 36 years long
Moscow, Russia - Today the anniversary of the tragedy in which 165 people dead
The Nedelin catastrophe or Nedelin disaster was a launch pad accident that occurred on October 24, 1960, at Baikonur Cosmodrome during the development of the Soviet R-16 ICBM. As a prototype of the missile was being prepared for a test flight, it exploded on the launch pad when its second stage motors ignited prematurely, killing over 100 military personnel, engineers, and technicians working on the...
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency