July 25, 2014

FRANK J. ONCE AGAIN IS OUTDONE BY REALITY: When the U.S. Almost Nuked 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.”