It's a story that few people know about, but in 1974-75, the soviet tested a canon to defend their space station in orbit.
They launch Saliout 3 equipped with a 23mm canon (see photo) and tested it in space. The model was a R-23M.
they fired around 50 shots to test the canon and the thrusters...
An out-of-control Chinese space station moving at 17,000mph is set to plummet to Earth over the Easter weekend, leaving space experts scrambling to guess where.
Tiangong-1, or "The Heavenly Palace," could re-enter the atmosphere over a major city and scientists will not know until a few hours...
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