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I want one of these:

“Think of it as a 45-foot-long bb gun. Only in this case, the BBs are fired at 20,500 mph at spaceships. Sort of. All the gunplay takes place inside a physics lab at the University of Dayton Research Institute. The goal: to test the mettle of the composite fabric or aluminum skins on orbit-bound spacecraft. The materials are designed to protect the vehicles from the tens of millions of undetectably small — but potentially lethal — bits of space junk that constantly zoom around Earth at a hull-piercing 17,900 mph.”

http://www.wired.com/gadgets/miscellaneous/magazine/15-10/st_bbgun

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