Sept. 26, 1983, 7:37 p.m. - Sept. 26, 1983, 7:37 p.m.
Soyuz T-10a, also known as T-10-1, was supposed to be the third long-duration expedition to the Salyut 7 space station. The mission would have launched Commander Vladimir Titov and Flight Engineer Gennady Strekalov on September 26, 1983, 19:37:49 UTC, however the launch vehicle was destroyed on the launch pad by fire. The launch escape system in the Soyuz spacecraft fired two seconds before the launch vehicle exploded, saving the crew. It is so far the only case in which a launch escape system has been fired with a crew aboard.
Soyuz Soyuz 7K-ST No. 16L was a Soyuz spacecraft which failed to launch on 26 September 1983. The Launch Escape System activated at approx T-90, six seconds before the launch vehicle exploded. It was intended to transport two cosmonauts to Salyut 7. The crew was Vladimir Titov and Gennady Strekalov.Soyuz Details
The Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities, commonly known as Roscosmos, is the governmental body responsible for the space science program of the Russian Federation and general aerospace research. Soyuz has many launch locations the Russian sites are Baikonur, Plesetsk and Vostochny however Ariane also purchases the vehicle and launches it from French Guiana.INFO WIKI