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    Report: U.S. planned to bomb moon with nuclear warhead

    http://www.sciencerecorder.com/news/...d-on-the-moon/

    It’s a plan that is literally out of this world.

    According to a report obtained by CNN, a top secret plan was developed by the U.S. Air Force during the Cold War that would have allowed for the detonation of a nuclear warhead on the moon.

    The authenticity of the report, which raised more questions than answers, was confirmed by physicist Leonard Reiffel, who authored the study. Speaking with CNN, Mr. Reiffel said reasons for nuking the moon were “scientific, military and political.”

    “People were worried very much by (first human in space Soviet cosmonaut Yuri) Gagarin and Sputnik and the very great accomplishments of the Soviet Union in those days, and in comparison, the United States was feared to be looking puny. So this was a concept to sort of reassure people that the United States could maintain a mutually-assured deterrence, and therefore avoid any huge conflagration on the Earth,” said Reiffel, who led the project............

    The 190-page document called “A Study of Lunar Research Flights, Volume I” is available online through the Information for the Defense Community database [link]


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    Run Marvin run.
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    This plan must have been made by a bunch of men. They always want to blow stuff up for no apparent reason other than to see something go boom.
    ^^^^^ My posts are all IMO, JMO, MOO unless I have included a link^^^^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by princesspjs View Post
    This plan must have been made by a bunch of men. They always want to blow stuff up for no apparent reason other than to see something go boom.
    It's all cold war stuff...you wouldn't understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrackerSam View Post
    Run Marvin run.
    Instead of a nuke why didn't they try a Q-36 Space Modulator?



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