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« on: Fri 18 July, 2014 - 05:17 am »

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As far back as 1949, Chicago’s Armour Research Institute (known as the IIT Research Institute today) had studied the effects of nuclear explosions on the environment and atmosphere. In 1958, the program was approached by the United States Air Force and asked to determine the hypothetical consequences of a nuclear explosion on the Moon. Sensing that national morale was low after the Soviets launched Sputnik, the U.S. government coined a plan: they’d nuke the Moon, causing an explosion so big that it’d be visible from Earth. They hoped the explosion would not only boost the confidence and approval of Americans, but serve as a show of power to the Soviets.

 

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« Reply #1 on: Fri 18 July, 2014 - 02:42 pm »

Eggs eh, there are plans to mine the moon, still have a bit on earth to f**k over first.
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