Blinded By Science – ‘Report: U.S. Planned On Blowing Up Moon With Nuke During Cold War In 1950s’
I grew up in the 50’s and 60’s AND I am a HUGE science and science fiction fan. HUGE!!!!
I lived on Art Bell for years when I worked nights.
As scary as the World seems to some of you, imagine having ‘duck and cover’ drills in your classroom as a 4th grader. The ‘duck and cover’ was to ‘protect’ us from the nuclear blast at Fairchild Air Force base.
We would have been vaporized or died a slow painfull death form radiation burns but the teachers (and very, very well meaning) would put us through drills of going to the hallways and sitting with our backs to the walls and our heads down to protect us from the flying glass.
WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — ‘Would Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin even had a moon to walk on if the United States had its way in the 1950s’?
‘During the height of the Cold War, U.S. officials debated whether to detonate nuclear bomb on the moon in order to send a message to the Soviet Union, the Asian News International reports’.
‘The secret project dubbed, “A Study of Lunar Research Flights” and nicknamed “Project A119,” was seriously being considered until it was scrapped because military officials were worried it would hurt the people on Earth’.
‘The Daily Mail reports that astronomer Carl Sagan’s calculations were used regarding the dust and gas the blast would generate. The website also states that physicist Leonard Reiffel told the Associated Press in an interview in 2000 that a U.S. nuclear flash from Earth might have “intimidated” the Soviets’.
‘The plan consisted of carrying a nuclear device some 238,000 miles to the moon on a missile that would have detonated on impact’.
From : http://washington.cbslocal.com/2012/11/26/report-u-s-planned-on-blowing-up-moon-with-nuke-during-cold-war-in-1950s/