WooooooooooooOOOoooOOOoooooOO <inhales> OOOOoooooooootT!!!!!
Glad this never happened. I think they downplay the consequences of what this would have brought. IE: We would not have been able to see a nuclear explosion on the moon, even with a telescope? One can see hundred of craters with binoculars, let alone a telescope.
By Brian Todd and Dugald McConnell
You could easily skip by it in an archive search: a project titled “A Study of Lunar Research Flights.” Its nickname is even more low-brow: “Project A-119.”
But the reality was much more explosive.
It was a top-secret plan, developed by the U.S. Air Force, to look at the possibility of detonating a nuclear device on the moon.
It was hatched in 1958 — a time when the United States and the Soviet Union were locked in a nuclear arms race that would last decades and drive the two superpowers to the verge of nuclear war. The Soviets had also just launched Sputnik 1, the world’s first satellite. The U.S. was falling behind in the space race, and needed a big splash.
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I hope these two creative role-players at least got an unofficial apology.
Woot. Our area was in huffingtonpost.com.. albeit for this stupid shit.