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.

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

  • ‘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.

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

  • Good find that.