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In a secret project recently discovered, the United States planned to blow up the moon with a nuclear bomb in the 1950s as a display of the country

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Not on the same scale but NASA actually bombed the moon.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=nasas-mission-to-bomb-the-moon-2009-06
[url="http://www.pcworld.com/article/173439/why_did_nasa_bomb_the_moon_top_10_conspiracy_theories.html"]http://www.pcworld.c...y_theories.html[/url]

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Rj_wif2BD0[/media]

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^ They bombed the Face on Mars too. :shifty:

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[center]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcjuVCsO_is[/center]

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Good! Wipe that cheesy grin we see half of the month off the moons face!

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The US sure likes to bomb things, don't they?
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Hum, your imagination is getting the best of you. What would happen to the Ocean's Tides which are controlled by the moon?? :moon:

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No wonder the Aliens got ****ed.

I'm sure they would have stealthily redirected the missile, if not made it disappear altogether.

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[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZlqqO_AyYA[/media]

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[quote name='Hum' timestamp='1354235188' post='595358512']
No wonder the Aliens got ****ed.

I'm sure they would have stealthily redirected the missile, if not made it disappear altogether.
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I'm sure. They couldn't afford for us to accidently hit their moon base.

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Would have been darkly amusing, if the Moon had broke apart, and big chunks hit Earth. :shifty:

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They were going to use it as Target practice until they realized they'd just bathe the Earths atmosphere in deadly radiation, which would result in it falling world-wide.

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[quote name='Hum' timestamp='1354377466' post='595361874']
Would have been darkly amusing, if the Moon had broke apart, and big chunks hit Earth. :shifty:
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What would have been amusing if the explosion had changed the orbit of the moon, just enough that over the years its created what we think of as global warming. We already know the moon accounts for things like tide and that controls a lot of the earths continental drift's thermodynamics, it'd be funny if it all turned out that the moon landing caused the changes in weather on earth, killing us humans off in less then 200 years. right?

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Yep, sounds about right

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Yes - that would have been an excellent idea.

</facepalm>

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The Daily Mail...yeah. BLOW UP THE MOON to scare the USSR? Sure....Hum you need new meds, I can share :rofl:

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[quote name='neoadorable' timestamp='1354435349' post='595363134']
The Daily Mail...yeah. BLOW UP THE MOON to scare the USSR? Sure....Hum you need new meds, I can share :rofl:
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Huh? It's a true story...

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[quote name='neoadorable' timestamp='1354435349' post='595363134']
The Daily Mail...yeah. BLOW UP THE MOON to scare the USSR? Sure....Hum you need new meds, I can share :rofl:
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Ever think to do some Searching before you make instant judgements ?

[url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_A119"]http://en.wikipedia....ki/Project_A119[/url]

[url="http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/us-planned-to-nuke-the-moon-20121128-2aejm.html"]http://www.smh.com.a...1128-2aejm.html[/url]

Physicist Leonard Reiffel, who was involved with the project, said it would have intimidated the Soviet Union and given the US a morale boost after the Russians successfully launched Sputnik in 1957. Reiffel went on to serve as deputy director at NASA.
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Like the revelation this week that Project A119, otherwise known as ''A Study of Lunar Research Flights'', actually existed, and actually got a fair way down the path to implementation. Various respectable news agencies are reporting the great science nerd Carl Sagan, a young science nerd at the time, was involved in the calculations regarding winds, and the projected distribution of dust and gas after the blast.[/left]
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Read more: [url="http://www.canberratimes.com.au/opinion/no-crazier-place-in-the-world-than-the-great-us-of-a-in-the-cold-war-20121201-2ann1.html#ixzz2DvYoZdwv"]http://www.canberrat...l#ixzz2DvYoZdwv[/url][/left]


[left][color=#000000][b]Leonard Reiffel[/b]

Dr. Len Reiffel currently heads three Chicago-based start-ups--Exelar Medical Corporation (www.exelarmedical.com), Luxelar Corporation (www.luxelar.com) and Iron Mount Corporation. His previous entrepreneurial activities have included both privately financed ventures as well as taking one of his companies (Interand Corp.) through the full gamut of development stages to a successful IPO.

Len is a widely-recognized scientist, educator and technical administrator as well as an inventor/entrepreneur. As Deputy Director of NASA's Apollo Program Office (1965-1969), he was the Headquarters executive responsible for all manned lunar experiments and support equipment. He was also the NASA Headquarters person overseeing the lunar landing-site selection process, scientific aspects of astronaut activities, both in-flight and on the lunar surface, and matters of astronaut safety involving a science component such as solar-flare hazards, bio-contamination, lunar surface reactivity and many other such topics. Reiffel also served for several years as the Technical Director of the Interagency Manned Space Flight Experiments Board (NASA, DOD, USAF etc.). While carrying out his NASA responsibilities, Dr. Reiffel concurrently was science consultant and on-air Science Commentator for the CBS Network.[/color][/left]



[left][color=#000000][url="http://www.aip.org/history/historymatters/reiffel.htm"]http://www.aip.org/h...ers/reiffel.htm[/url][/color][/left]




[left][color=#000000]Still waiting on the denials from Carl Sagan's family, and the expected lawsuit ....[/color][/left]

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They said there was weapons of mass destruction on the moon so it had to be bombed.

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[quote name='neoadorable' timestamp='1354435349' post='595363134']
The Daily Mail...yeah. BLOW UP THE MOON to scare the USSR? Sure....Hum you need new meds, I can share :rofl:
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I mean this in the nicest way possible, but are you retarded?

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USA planned to Nuke the Moon... lulz!

"XX" planed to Nuke the Moon... TERRORISM!!!

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This sounds super cooler and slightly scary now. Only thing is, if the plan went ahead, it would be history by now and we'd all take it for granted.

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There's a big difference between blowing up the moon and detonating an atomic bomb on the moon. In one of these scenarios, the moon is destroyed; that is not the scenario that would have ensued had this plan been executed.

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They wheren't blowing up the moon FFS. They where detonating an atom bomb on the moons surface to demonstrate technological superiority. It would just have resulted an a somewhat spectacular and very short lightshow.

And even then, sending a missile to the moon wouldn't really have impressed anyone at this point.

As for blowing up. Since the moon has no atmosphere, a nuke would have done very limited damage, especially a surface detonation.

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[quote name='AltoidBox' timestamp='1354481295' post='595364100']
There's a big difference between blowing up the moon and detonating an atomic bomb on the moon. In one of these scenarios, the moon is destroyed; that is not the scenario that would have ensued had this plan been executed.
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You never know -- the Moon is very old -- it might have cracked up into several big asteroid-sized pieces, and came floating to Earth ...

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