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#16 neoadorable

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:02

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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Posted 02 December 2012 - 18:22

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


Huh? It's a true story...

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 20:19

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


Ever think to do some Searching before you make instant judgements ?

http://en.wikipedia....ki/Project_A119

http://www.smh.com.a...1128-2aejm.html

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.


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.


Read more: http://www.canberrat...l#ixzz2DvYoZdwv



Leonard Reiffel

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.




http://www.aip.org/h...ers/reiffel.htm





Still waiting on the denials from Carl Sagan's family, and the expected lawsuit ....

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 20:28

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

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 20:39

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

I mean this in the nicest way possible, but are you retarded?

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 20:43

USA planned to Nuke the Moon... lulz!

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

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 20:45

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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Posted 02 December 2012 - 20:48

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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Posted 02 December 2012 - 20:49

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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Posted 02 December 2012 - 21:33

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.


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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Posted 02 December 2012 - 21:39

Seriously...

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:42

no Xerax, you're retarded and because i'm annoyed today so is my friend Hum. BLOWING UP THE ****ING MOON and launching a 100KT warhead at it ARE TWO ENTIRELY DIFFERENT THINGS YOU ****ING IDIOTS.

thank you Altoid and Hawk!

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 05:01

In Soviet Russia we don't blow up tiny Moon, we blow up Sun!

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 05:19

And yet 'THIS' US complains that rest of the world is not safe and they try to bomb everywhere else