This Abandoned Gun Used to Shoot Things into Space.

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This gun used to shoot things into space.

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In the 1960′s, it was part of Project HARP, a military research effort into using ballistics to put objects into orbit.

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Although it did succeed in launching projectiles into space, it could not attain escape velocity, the speed required to achieve orbit.

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Along with it’s smaller prototype, the project was closed in 1967.

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Today this rusting piece of history lies abandoned along the coast of Barbados, slowly being overtaken by wildlife.

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