Declassified documents show US planned to bomb moon

Newly declassified documents show the United States once planned to set off a nuclear explosion on the moon.
November 28, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Newly declassified documents show the United States once planned to set off a nuclear explosion on the moon.

The project was conceived during the height of the cold war in 1958.

The plan called for a ballistic missile to be launched from the Earth.

They considered using a bomb about the size of the one dropped on Hiroshima.

A year later the U.S. dropped the project.


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