Laser Weapons

Reuters just recently posted a video of Star Wars like weapons. I had to share this.

You can view an older video of the Laser Weapons from 2010 here.

Back when I was in high school, there was talk of Reagan’s Star Wars program to shoot lasers up at Battle Mirrors and bounce them down into the Soviet Union. It never worked because of atmospheric refraction. But as a senior in college, I got to spend two weeks working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (in 1992) where they had just declassified the Laser Guide Start Program, which was one of the few successful parts of the original Star Wars programs.