Posted on August 11, 2008, Jonathan Will Wright Takes A Minute To Talk About Russia's Armed Space Station
Now here’s a good idea: just put Will Wright in front of a camera and have him talk about whatever pops into his mind for a minute. Seriously, he’s obviously got a mind that’s full of random information. So that’s exactly what G4TV decided to do. In this video clip, Will Wright quickly discusses a project that Russia had going on in the 70′s that involved an armed space station. It was essentially a manned spy craft that would orbit the Earth taking photos with an anti-aircraft mounted to it. Amazingly, they actually ran some successful tests with the gun, but the cosmonauts were still afraid of being flung out of orbit by it. So now you know, and knowing is half the…um, physics test?