Looking for online databases or printed compilations of launch vehicle accidents, mistakes done while fabricating rockets and preventive measure taken.

  • $\begingroup$ For US spaceflights (manned, or unmanned probes) you can find documents from the NASA mishap investigation board that is set up to investigate each one (they are usually very detailed). I don't know a single place where they are collected though. $\endgroup$
    – Andy
    Commented Mar 4, 2016 at 17:20

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One resource is the NASA page "Launch Vehicle History"


Individual failures (click on the small red squares in the timelines) have reports and sources linked, though the level of detail varies wildly.

Another resource is the NASA page "Significant Incidents & Close Calls in Human Spaceflight"


This has a couple of reports available for each listed incident. They are grouped by which part of the mission the incident happened, so you would want the "ascent" part.

Limited to US and Russian crewed spaceflight.

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for the link to the launch vehicle history. that one's new to me. $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 9, 2020 at 2:47

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