Atlas Missile 6-B launched, test number 1512 at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Missile on the launch pad ready to launch. Huge explosion as Atlas Missile 6-B explodes during its flight.
(Note: This missile suffered a turbopump bearing failure 80 seconds after launch, resulting in loss of thrust followed by pitch-down and vehicle breakup. The Air Force quickly replaced the turbopumps in their stock of Atlas and Thor missiles with an improved model.)
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