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Old 03-22-2007, 07:38 AM
mks57 mks57 is offline
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Originally Posted by Tuckerfan
We've had this discussion before about weapons being fired in space. AFAWK, no crew has carried a firearm into space, much less test fired one. It could be done, however. One of the problems for someone in orbit would be the recoil, every action having an equal reaction and all that. One science writer once theorized that a scimitar would be a better weapon for astronauts to carry than anything else.
The Russians have included a firearm in their Soyuz survival kit for decades. It's a useful item if you land in some remote region of Siberia.