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Impact Studies
Date: 1 Jan 1963

The photo shows the "energy flash" when a projectile launched at speeds up to 17,000 mph impacts a solid surface at the Hypervelocity Ballistic Range at NASA's Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif. This test was used to simulate what happens when a piece of orbital debris hits a spacecraft in orbit.

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