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U.S. planned to blow up moon?

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 11/28/2012 @ 4:59 pm In Diversions,U.S.,World | No Comments

(DAILYMAIL) — It may sound like a plot straight out of a science fiction novel, but a U.S. mission to blow up the moon with a nuke was very real in the 1950s.

At the height of the space race, the U.S. considered detonating an atom bomb on the moon as a display of America’s Cold War muscle.

The secret project, innocuously titled ‘A Study of Lunar Research Flights’ and nicknamed ‘Project A119,’ was never carried out.

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