February 20, 2020
The iconic rotating wheel space station from 2001: A Space Odyssey has become a fixture of our collective sci-fi consciousness. But did you know the real-life inspiration for that station was originally proposed as much more than just as a way-point for space exploration? It was also intended as a nuclear armed battle station. Like a Death Star, this station would shower destruction down on America’s enemies and ensure Cold War space superiority.