If you shot a bullet in outer space, would it travel forever?

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  1. TimRB

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    A bullet sitting in a box on a shelf is already is motion, and will remain in motion forever or until it is no longer a bullet, whichever comes first. And personally, I never cared one way or the other whether the damn cat was dead.

    Tim
     
  2. Funderb

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    hahahahaha!
     
  3. natman

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    Yes, if you fired a mini 14 in space you would stand an excellent chance of hitting space. :D
     
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    Analyzing your question.....you would first have to be in space, the outer envelope of the trophosphere (higher than the flight ceiling of an SR-71 Blackbird). So, until you can get away from the earth's gravitational pull and then launch your bullet, its not a very practical question. Do you know any Nobel winning phycists? They probably could give you better insight into you dilemma.......
     
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    Does anyone have a reasonable explanation as to why Vera needed to be put in a space suit to fire?
     
  6. Mal H

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    Poor script writing and a stupid technical adviser?
     
  7. CoRoMo

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    What caliber for outer space?
     
  8. XTerminator

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    Which would be better for space, AR-15 or AK-47?

    :neener:

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  9. Aw4g63

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    Sounds like you just figured out JFK's shooters position.
     
  10. Madcap_Magician

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    You wouldn't fire a bullet into outer space because you wouldn't be following Colonel Cooper's rules, and he would smite you from the grave.
     
  11. Mal H

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    Looks like we've reached the end of the discussion. But, don't worry, the same or a similar question will be posted in about 6 months, regular as clockwork. :)

    Closed.
     
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