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US military chiefs 'planned to blow up the moon with nuclear bomb' as show of Cold War muscle, physicist claims

Publié par Clifford Armion le 29/11/2012

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US Military chiefs, keen to intimidate Russia during the Cold War, plotted to blow up the moon with a nuclear bomb, according to project documents kept secret for for nearly 45 years.
The army chiefs allegedly developed a top-secret project called, 'A Study of Lunar Research Flights' – or 'Project A119', in the hope that their Soviet rivals would be intimidated by a display of America’s Cold War muscle.
According to The Sun newspaper the military bosses developed a classified plan to launch a nuclear weapon 238,000 miles to the moon where it would be detonated upon impact.
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"US military chiefs 'planned to blow up the moon with nuclear bomb' as show of Cold War muscle, physicist claims ", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2012. Consulté le 02/12/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/us-military-chiefs-planned-to-blow-up-the-moon-with-nuclear-bomb-as-show-of-cold-war-muscle-physicist-claims-