Shooting The Moon

“In a secret project recently discovered, the United States planned to blow up the moon with a nuclear bomb in the 1950s as a display of the country’s strength during the Cold War space race.”

Carl Sagan was almost a moon nuker.

They never wanted to actually blow up the moon. The plan was to create a nuclear flash visible from Earth to scare the USSR. But I guess making it sound like moon rocks would be splashing into the ocean from an empty sky makes for better copy.

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Posted on November 29, 2012, in Fun Stuff, Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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