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Old 03-19-2007, 07:31 AM
Martini Enfield Martini Enfield is offline
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Has anyone ever fired a gun in space or on the moon?

Inspired by This thread on whether or not the Space Shuttle can defend itself, it's gotten me wondering: Has anyone ever fired a gun in space or on the moon? I can't imagine it would be possible to actually hold or operate a firearm in a conventional space suit, but surely it would be possible to mount a gun on a moon buggy or rover vehicle for scientific purposes (measuring ballistic effects, gravity, etc).

Anyone know if it's ever been done or attempted?
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