Cold War In Space

An interesting article in 1966 Popular Mechanics describes potential ways of disarming an orbiting H-Bomb. A manned spacecraft would be dispatched to the potential offending satellite and disable it by the most unimaginative of ways – cutting off its antenna.

Obviously nothing like this have ever transpired (as far as we know) but the seriousness of the article makes it a nice read.
Cold War In Space

Cold War In Space

Cold War In Space

Cold War In Space

Cold War In Space

Cold War In Space

And if this didn’t work, there was always the “duck and cover” defense:

  • http://willnotbetelevised.com/tv/ Nick

    ‘Wings’ on everything were big back then, even on refigerators; no idea why.

    As I write this Discovery is making its way downriver on a barge to New York. No wings visible.

    • http://kcmeesha.com kcmeesha

      I wouldn’t mind getting one of those cars with wings/fins. My favorite body style.

  • http://simplyjews.blogspot.com/ SnoopyTheGoon

    Good find that.