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Revealed: How the U.S. Planned to Blow Up the MOON With a Nuclear Bomb to Win Cold War Bragging Rights over Soviet Union

Monday 26 November 2012

‘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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