In 1858 he called for the formation of a "foot-ball club" with a "code of laws" to keep cricketers fit during winter. In 1861, at the height of his fame, Wills joined his father on an eight-month trek into the Queensland outback to establish a family property.
An object traveling at 3 km/sec does damage equal to its own weight in TNTAmong hard SF enthusiasts, this is known as Rick Robinson's Law of Space Combat.
An object impacting at 6 km/sec would do damage equal to 4 times its weight in TNT, and would be said to do "4 Ricks" worth of damage..
Scientists have created a new kind of ceramic coating that could pave the way for hypersonic travel for air, space and defense purposes.
The finding could allow for the construction of a next generation of aircraft capable of travelling at 3,800 miles per hour (6,2000 km/h) or faster.
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That said, there one challenge for a ramming ship, which is reaching the target in the first place.
At realistic space combat distances (hundreds if not thousands of kilometers), the target should have plenty of time to see the attempt coming and either blow up the ramming ship or dodge out of its way.
Some hypersonic projects envisage a flight route which reaches the upper atmosphere and the edge of space, before returning back towards the Earth and arriving at their destination.
The heat generated by air and gas in the atmosphere can have a serious impact on an aircraft or a projectile's structural integrity.
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