LOS ANGELES – During the Cold War, the United States wanted to drop an atomic bomb on the moon to show its superiority to the Soviet Union (former Russia).
NDJ World | Published: Nov 29 2012 North America
The secret project was documented by the US army. It took 45 years before the document came to light.
The Russian were well ahead of the United States with their successful space launch of Sputnik. The US army wanted to ‘control’ its arch enemy by creating a ‘mushroom like’ cloud on the moon large enough to be visible from earth.
To accomplish this, the US army suggested to detonate an atomic bomb at the edge of the moon allowing its mushroom shaped cloud to be highlighted by the sun.
The mission was scheduled for 1959 but was eventually abandoned because the atomic explosion posed to great a risk for people on earth.
Additionally, scientists were afraid that the moon would become contaminated with radioactive material after the bomb exploded.
A certain Leonard Reiffel wrote the document that contained the secret project to blow up the moon. He had been asked by the US Air Force to investigate the effects of the explosion.
Reiffel made reference to this very unusual mission in 2000 but only now has real evidence been provided the secret project to blow up the moon did once exist.
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