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Supplied Caption: Here we see the interior of the projectile fitted out with equipment for the journey: a collapsing telescope, pickaxes, guns, trees to plant, the oxygen apparatus. Below are the baffles for reducing the shock of launch. The guns were used as retro-rockets to reduce the speed of the projectile as it approached earth.