This list includes accidents that affected astronauts or other staff related to the spacecrafts. Accidents that involved unmanned spacecraft are not included.
(CNN)October 24, 1960 - The first space-related fatality happens when a rocket explodes at the Soviet Union's Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan, killing 165 people, including Air Marshal Mitrofan I. Nedelin, the head of Soviet rocket forces. The accident is officially denied until 1990.
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