The earliest event was in 1959, the latest event was in 2022
1969 – MM X-24A flight 5, Dryden Lake – Pilot Gentry
Military and Classified Programs:
2017 – LAUNCH: USA 278, ULA Atlas V 541, SLC3E, VAFB
2022 – LAUNCH: NROL-91, ULA Delta IV Heavy, SLC6, VSFB – Last Delta IV Heavy VSFB launch
Exploration and Interplanetary Programs:
1964 – NASA holds a briefing on the feasibility of a manned orbiting telescope; Nancy Roman was the head of the NASA astronomy division at the time. The next generation space telescope launching later in this decade (2020s) is named after her.
Earth-Monitoring and Civil Weather Satellite programs:
1988 – LAUNCH: GE (RCA) NOAA 11 (H), GD Atlas E, SLC3W, VAFB
1995 – LAUNCH: MM (GE) Telstar 402R, Ariane 42L, ELA2, Kourou, French Guiana – 402R power failure in 2003
1999 – LAUNCH: LM IKONOS-2, LM Athena-2, SLC6, VAFB
Test, ICBM, FBM programs:
1959 – GD Atlas C Able explodes on the pad during static test, LC12, CCAFS – A launch vehicle variant of the Atlas ICBM, the Atlas Able class was designated for early Pioneer launches
1975 – LAUNCH: Lockheed Poseidon C3, SSBN623, ETR
The photo today is the launch of NROL-91 in 2022, on the last ULA Delta IV Heavy flown out of VSFB.