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    NASA has a Ballistic air gun to Hurl Rocks at Space Suits to Test Their Micrometeorit

    Shock testing is commonly used throughout engineering to determine how a product will do when impacted by something.* That something could be anything from the ground to a cruise missile.* Like so much else in space exploration, engineers at NASA are performing the same type of test, just scaled up.* Instead of simply dropping the …
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    Air gun? They should get a trebuchet! Or a ballista! Trebuchets rock, air cannons blow!
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