But when the gun was fired, the engineers stood shocked as the chicken:
(1) hurtled out of the gun barrel;
(2) crashed into the shatterproof windshield smashing it to smithereens (bits); (3) crashed through the control console;
(4) snapped the train engineer's backrest in two pieces; and,
(5) embedded itself into the back wall of the train engineer's cabin!
Horrified, the Britons sent NASA the disastrous results of their experiment, along with the designs of the train windshield, begging the US scientists for suggestions.
NASA's response was just one sentence: "THAW OUT THE CHICKEN."