This Abandoned Gun Used to Shoot Things into Space.
This gun used to shoot things into space.
In the 1960′s, it was part of Project HARP, a military research effort into using ballistics to put objects into orbit.
Although it did succeed in launching projectiles into space, it could not attain escape velocity, the speed required to achieve orbit.
Along with it’s smaller prototype, the project was closed in 1967.
Today this rusting piece of history lies abandoned along the coast of Barbados, slowly being overtaken by wildlife.
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