"That is not a movie prop: Some Western intelligence agencies are convinced that the Soviet Union was developing the world’s first and, so far, only space fighter, because they feared the Space Shuttle (yes, THAT Space Shuttle, the friendly metal orca of the skies) would be used as an orbital bomber and they needed a way to shoot it down."
6 Insane Schemes Attempted at the Dawn of Space Travel

"That is not a movie prop: Some Western intelligence agencies are convinced that the Soviet Union was developing the world’s first and, so far, only space fighter, because they feared the Space Shuttle (yes, THAT Space Shuttle, the friendly metal orca of the skies) would be used as an orbital bomber and they needed a way to shoot it down."

6 Insane Schemes Attempted at the Dawn of Space Travel

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