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Underwater Cannon Used For Shooting Supplies Into Space.

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posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 10:56 PM
reply to post by the_grand_pooh-bah

Ah yes, there was that about chemical explosives being used, right?

posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 10:58 PM
reply to post by joey_hv

While poetic, how is it that wave motion extends down so deep?

Really, what is the deal? It is simple engineering and physics!

posted on Jan, 17 2010 @ 01:10 AM
Old idea there was project Project HARP,

Plus Gerald Bull's Project Babylon was powerful enough to launch to orbit if the israelis had not knocked off Gerald Bull.

There have been tests to improve the range of the old battleship 16 inch guns using 8 inch sabot-ed rounds with rocket assisted projectiles that reached 90 miles. i have heard conflicting reports that they were used during the Vietnam war to fire across Vietnam.

That is the good news.

The bad news is the US government will no allow it to be built.

Its a stealth nuclear weapons launch platform
if you can put a cargo in orbit you can also put a nuke in a sub orbital path.
and because there is no rocket burning it would be almost imposable to track.
Most of the nuclear treaties are based on launch vehicles, IE missiles.
You can track missile launches and plot where the missile is going by the launch plume.
This would have no launch plume and a package coated with stealth material would beat radar tracking.

This launcher could drop a nuke on just about any target in the world.

If we build one other countries will have the right to build them, Iran, North Korea ECT

posted on Jan, 17 2010 @ 11:05 AM
reply to post by ANNED

So we can expect John Hunter to disappear and no further mention of the technology. How typical. And predictable.

By extension, this would be the great excuse we have not colonized space. And if civilization on Earth were wiped out by an impact, we would really be wiped out.

Out of fear for our own safety from us we doom ourselves to extinction. Sounds like Man

posted on Jan, 17 2010 @ 11:49 AM

Originally posted by Matyas
So we can expect John Hunter to disappear and no further mention of the technology. How typical. And predictable.

Well, as my other post indicated, John Hunter has been working with Space Gun technology for the United States for over 25 years now, and developed the SHARP supergun over 15 years ago.

Why should he disappear now? What changed?

[edit on 1/17/2010 by Soylent Green Is People]

posted on Jan, 17 2010 @ 01:59 PM
reply to post by Matyas

Even if we had these guns dotted around the countryside, we'd still not have colonised space, as there's a massive difference between getting into orbit, and getting to another planet or moon. It's an even bigger challenge to colonise that place. Not to mention it's impossible to launch people by these guns, as the G force would liquefy us.

posted on Jan, 18 2010 @ 12:33 AM
reply to post by Soylent Green Is People

I suppose the risk depends on the bidder. If he keeps his contracts clean he'll live past retirement. But then again, if his work is really important, that disappearance could be stiffer security with increasingly sensitive work. So what will change, isn't that the question?

posted on Jan, 18 2010 @ 12:45 AM
reply to post by davesidious

Not necessarily. Or I should say nonsense. If we had these guns operational since the 60s, which would have been feasible, all that material for infrastructure construction would already be deployed. Space stations, Lunar bases, Martian bases, mining operations on the asteroids, space colonies, moon colonies around the giants. Of course it would have required some radical change in current thinking of the times, such as the futility of cold war.

No. We screwed ourselves, and as a species are not worth the salt our water bags hold. If we don't get offworld before the Fist of God smacks us down, then Pat's monologue will be the last transmission humanity sees.

posted on Jan, 24 2010 @ 03:48 AM
Then there is the Pascal-B nuclear test, and its Sputnik manhole cover.

There was a later purposed project that never happened but would have been interesting called "Project Thunderwell"

posted on Jan, 24 2010 @ 03:28 PM
reply to post by Matyas

Please tell me how being in orbit suddenly makes long-term voyage to other planets, and colonising those planets, drastically likely? We still can't travel very fast, and so voyages of any great length are one-way suicide missions.

Yes we should get off this planet, but cannons shooting stuff into orbit will not help any more than our current efforts, as our current efforts at least allow people to get into space. The cannons don't.

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