Inside the US Government’s Plans to Blow Up the Moon

Inside the US government’s plans to blow up the moon
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The US military proposed detonating a nuke on the moon as well as forming a colony there so as to outdo the Soviets. Blow up the moon. It sounds like the grandiose plan of a James Bond villain. Only the idea came, not from a fictional villain, but the government of the United States of America. The secret mission, code-named “Project A119,” was conceived at the dawn of the space race by an Air Force division located at New Mexico’s Kirtland Air Force Base. A June 1959 report entitled “A Study of Lunar Research Flights” outlined plans to explode […]

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