Asteroid Shields are OP

From Atomic Frontier.

I fire the world’s fastest gun to test the next generation of spacecraft shields.
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0:00 Introduction
0:41 Meteorite vs Space Station
1:45 Inside the Hypervelocity Impact Lab
2:44 So how does it work?
5:21 Fire!
6:36 How to survive an asteroid
9:33 Conclusion
10:03 Captain Sail-Out

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Hi, I’m James. I explore the world looking for interesting engineering stories which explore complex issues in interesting ways. I hold a First-Class Honors in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Western Australia and am currently studying a Masters of Space Systems Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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