Watch an experimental space shield shred a speeding bullet

video of bullet impact on test space shield

PACKS A PUNCH  Engineers are testing a new spacecraft shield by slamming a bullet into it at 7 kilometers per second.   

Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics

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