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    Angry Project A119 : US planned to nuke the MOON

    While the U.S. was the first to land a man on the moon, in the late 1950s, it was losing the space race. You remember: the U.S.S.R. put the first satellite into orbit (Sputnik 1) and successfully completed the first manned space flight (Yuri Gagarin).

    The U.S. needed a boost. It needed something to show it could compete in the space race. It needed -- to blow up the moon, it was reported on Monday.
    In reality, that's hyperbolic. The U.S. couldn't blow up the moon. It couldn't even propel a hydrogen bomb to the moon. It was too heavy, so the best the U.S. could do was send an atomic bomb to the moon. The secret project was alternatively called “A Study of Lunar Research Flights" or “Project A119” but -- as you probably know -- was never carried out.

    It's unclear why the plan was scrapped, but there are a number of possible reasons. For one, while scientists were sure the sight of a nuclear flash on the surface of the moon would surely frighten the Soviets, it might not have the desired effect on the West (hope), but instead inspire fear, as well.
    In addition, scientists were unsure exactly what -- if any -- effects the bomb's explosion would have on Earth. While this is the sort of thing always done in science fiction movies, usually with a disastrous result, this was real life.

    Finally, NASA didn’t want to jeopardize any future landing missions to the moon with radioactive fallout.
    Source: Project A119, or how the U.S. nearly 'blew up' the moon - National Technology | Examiner.com
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    Default Re: Project A119 : US planned to nuke the MOON

    dumb yanks.
    they want to shoot and nuke everything

    dumb yanks.
    they want to shoot and nuke everything
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    Default Re: Project A119 : US planned to nuke the MOON

    Why do they want to blow up the moon?its beautiful.
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    Default Re: Project A119 : US planned to nuke the MOON

    combo breaker

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    Default Re: Project A119 : US planned to nuke the MOON

    thats sad
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    Default Re: Project A119 : US planned to nuke the MOON

    Meh...
    I will go patent the Moon now, so if they really blow it up in the future, I could atleast sue them.

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    Default Re: Project A119 : US planned to nuke the MOON

    Quote Originally Posted by D@rekills4 View Post
    Meh...
    I will go patent the Moon now, so if they really blow it up in the future, I could atleast sue them.
    Sue US? Good one, bro.

    But why would they attack moon? There's no oil on moon!
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    Default Re: Project A119 : US planned to nuke the MOON

    is this true news? doesnt seem like... anyways check out the philadelphia project.

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    Default Re: Project A119 : US planned to nuke the MOON

    Quote Originally Posted by Nipun View Post
    Sue US? Good one, bro.

    But why would they attack moon? There's no oil on moon!


    Nuke this, nuke that.
    Who the hell doesn't love explosions.



    I think they wanted to make a logo or something up there.

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    Default Re: Project A119 : US planned to nuke the MOON

    Quote Originally Posted by D@rekills4 View Post
    Nuke this, nuke that.
    Who the hell doesn't love explosions.



    I think they wanted to make a logo or something up there.
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