Tuesday, April 08, 2014

The History of Space Guns



I found a nice article via TRF: Space Guns - A history of the least subtle way of getting into orbit. The author, Duncan Geere, starts with Newton and ends with the current status. He focusses on conventional canons and compressed gas guns and, unfortunately, there is only one brief comment on rail guns. Here is a cool photo of the HARP 16" gun firing.